November 10, 2008

Media Coalition Calls on Obama to Revive FOIA Ombuds Office

The Sunshine in Government Initiative, a coalition of media groups, is asking President-elect Barack Obama to take immediate steps to strengthen open government and counteract years of growing government secrecy. In particular, SGI urges the Obama administration to "create an independent, online ombudsman to help citizens access their government" by quickly implementing the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration to mediate disclosure disputes. (SGI White Paper via National Journal's Congress Daily.)

Related posts: Bush Defunds FOIA Ombuds Program; NY Times Calls for Restoration of FOIA Ombuds; Federal FOIA Ombuds Office Remains in Limbo; Obama and the Future of the ADR Profession.

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