FC: Society of Professional Journalists on FOIA, Homeland Security

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 19:10:23 PST

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    From: John Fleck <jfleckat_private>
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    Subject: FOIA in the Homeland Security Bill
    Declan -
    Of possible interest to the politechbot list:
    The Society of Professional Journalists has taken a strong stand against
    language in the House-passed version of the Homeland Security bill that
    the organization says "blows an enormous hole in the federal Freedom of
    Information Act." The bill's provisions would essentially fence off
    large amounts of previously available information, according to SPJ:
    John Fleck, science writer
    Albuquerque Journal, PO Drawer J, Albuquerque NM, 87103
    (505) 823-3916
    jfleckat_private (w), jfleckat_private (h)
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