NEFAC, Loeb School to Offer Sunshine Week Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT Rosanna Cavanagh | 401.331.7209 | rosecavanagh.nefac@gmail.com

To mark Sunshine Week and the importance of open government, the New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications are presenting a workshop about the public’s right to know.

Sunshine Week, March 16-22, is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the crucial role open government and freedom of information play in a democracy.

 

Sunshine Week and the Public’s Right to Know

Free Informational Event

March 18, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications

749 E. Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, NH

On Tuesday, March 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Loeb School and NEFAC will present a free workshop and discussion at the school in Manchester about the importance of open access to information and the public’s right to know about the activities of government and government officials.

Media attorney Gregory V. Sullivan, a member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, will speak about the origins and sources of constitutional and statutory rights to know and receive information, including the federal Freedom of Information Act and New Hampshire’s Right to Know Law.

Representatives of The Nashua Telegraph will outline their award-winning efforts to educate the public and to open government to the light of public scrutiny. Attendees will receive materials designed to aid efforts to obtain public records and information. A question and answer period will follow.

For more information, call Rosanna Cavanagh, NEFAC’s executive director, at 401.331.7209.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, librarians, academics and private citizens. We work in partnership with the Initiative for Investigative Reporting at the Northeastern University School of Journalism. 

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