Freedom Of Information And The Right To Know

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313285462
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This examination of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) traces the American origins of the belief that the citizens of a democracy have a natural right to know about the workings of their government. Despite continuing Executive opposition, today's federal bureaucracy works effectively with the FOIA requester community to guarantee an informed citizenry and an open government.

The Right To Know

Author: Ann Florini
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512074
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The Right to Know is a timely and compelling consideration of a vital question: What information should governments and other powerful organizations disclose? Excessive secrecy corrodes democracy, facilitates corruption, and undermines good public policymaking, but keeping a lid on military strategies, personal data, and trade secrets is crucial to the protection of the public interest. Over the past several years, transparency has swept the world. India and South Africa have adopted groundbreaking national freedom of information laws. China is on the verge of promulgating new openness regulations that build on the successful experiments of such major municipalities as Shanghai. From Asia to Africa to Europe to Latin America, countries are struggling to overcome entrenched secrecy and establish effective disclosure policies. More than seventy now have or are developing major disclosure policies or laws. But most of the world's nearly 200 nations do not have coherent disclosure laws; implementation of existing rules often proves difficult; and there is no consensus about what disclosure standards should apply to the increasingly powerful private sector. As governments and corporations battle with citizens and one another over the growing demand to submit their secrets to public scrutiny, they need new insights into whether, how, and when greater openness can serve the public interest, and how to bring about beneficial forms of greater disclosure. The Right to Know distills the lessons of many nations' often bitter experience and provides careful analysis of transparency's impact on governance, business regulation, environmental protection, and national security. Its powerful lessons make it a critical companion for policymakers, executives, and activists, as well as students and scholars seeking a better understanding of how to make information policy serve the public interest.

The Right To Know

Author: Article
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812215885
Size: 17,67 MB
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This book documents the massive deprivation of human rights resulting from governmental censorship, manipulation, and control of reproductive health and sexuality information. The introductory chapter applies a human rights perspective to reproductive health to show that women must have full and impartial information to be able to choose services which further their goals rather than governmental policies. Examples of different types of state manipulation are provided, and demographic, biomedical, and reproductive health paradigms of contraceptive delivery programs are described. Chapter 2 identifies the binding obligations imposed on governments by the international principle that women have a right to appropriate reproductive health information. The third chapter provides a global overview of such topics as health expenditures, fertility rates, infertility, literacy and education, infant and child mortality, maternal mortality, child spacing, contraceptive usage, unmet need, abortion, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chapters 4-13 present country reports for Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, and the US. The country reports reveal the overwhelming need of women to have access to this information and the innumerable ways in which governments control such access. The country reports also describe factors such as religion, culture, tradition, state of development, and influence of foreign donors which have an impact on access to information. Each country report ends with specific recommendations, and the concluding chapter defines seven obligations of national governments imposed by the right to information contained in international law and contains recommendations of ways nongovernmental organizations can use these obligations to lobby governments for improvements.

The Right To Know And The Right Not To Know

Author: Ruth Chadwick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107076072
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This book considers the right to know and the right not to know about your own and others' genomes, discussing new privacy concerns and developments in ethical thinking, with the greater emphasis on solidarity and equity.

Winning The Right To Know

Author: Caron Chess
Editor: Center for Policy Alternatives
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Veterinary Care Services Workplace Safety The Right To Know

Author: American Animal Hospital Association
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The Rise Of The Right To Know

Author: Michael Schudson
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674915801
Size: 16,36 MB
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Modern transparency dates to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—well before the Internet. Michael Schudson shows how the “right to know” has defined a new era for democracy—less focus on parties and elections, more pluralism and more players, year-round monitoring of government, and a blurring line between politics and society, public and private.

The Pentagon Papers

Author: Susan Dudley Gold
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761418436
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Examines the consequences of the leak made to the press about the secret government study on the Vietnam War and the litigation that followed.

The Right To Know More

Author: Deborah A. Sheiman
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The Right To Know

Author: United States. Presidential Study Commission on International Radio Broadcasting
Editor:
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