Sunshine Week opens March 14

OpenTheGovernment.org launches Sunshine Week, Washington’s annual open governrnent policypalooza, with an all-star panel discussion on Friday morning at the Newseum in Washington D.C

The event will bring together reporters and policy-makers to talk about the past and present of the national security state. Its the start of a week of activities in support of opening up the government.

Betty Medsger, author of the recent book about the 1971 break-in to the Media, PA FBI Field Office, will talk about how that event lead to the exposure of the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO program to disrupt liberal and leftist organizations, a precursor scandal to today’s NSA stories

(Why COINTELLPRO still mattersJan. 7, 2014)

Medsger will be joined by my old friend Spencer Ackerman, whom I hired in 2007 as an ace reporter for the late lamented Washington Independent. Spencer went on to distinguish himself as a passionate and creative national security reporter at Wired and now the Guardian. He always has interesting things to say.

The event start at 9:45 and is open to the public. Reserve your seat now by registering online — or watch via webcast.


 

 

One comment

  1. Andrew Everett says:

    Wish I could be there–and THANKS for all your hard work on the site…

    I’ve noticed Spencer Ackerman’s name on quite a few articles over the last year–I’m sure he must have some interesting things to say…

    And best of luck in your court case–hope the government FREES the FILES (and pays your legal bill).

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