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FOIA News: International Right To Know Day

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Today is "International Right to Know Day," which was established to raise awareness of the public's right to access government information.  This observance originated in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2002, when transparency advocates from around the world created a network of Freedom of Information Advocates (FOIA Network) and agreed to collaborate in promoting freedom of information initiatives.  In the United States, "Freedom of Information Day" is celebrated annually on or near March 16, which is James Madison's birthday.