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March workshop at Loeb School to focus on open access to information, public’s right to know

MANCHESTER — A free workshop will be held March 18 to discuss the importance of open access to information about the activities of government and government officials as part of Sunshine Week.

The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications are

teaming up to present the workshop about the public’s right to know.

The workshop will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, 749 E. Industrial Park Dr.

Media attorney Gregory V. Sullivan 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.

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.

Attendees will receive materials designed to aid efforts to obtain public records and information.

A question-and answer-period also is planned. Registration isn’t necessary.

For more information, call Rosanna Cavanagh at NEFAC, 1-401-331-7209.

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