If you’re going to be in DC during Sunshine Week – March 16-22Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley will address Freedom of Information and other open government issues during a Sunshine Week dinner event March 18 at The National Press Club. The dinner is being jointly presented by Sunshine Week and the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.
The speech will update Curley’s 2004 Hays-Enterprise Lecture which many view as a defining moment in moving forward the myriad efforts ongoing now to preserve and protect access to information. “The government is pushing hard for secrecy,” he said in the Hays speech. “We must push back equally hard for openness.” Curley’s 2008 speech will look ahead to priorities in the new administration.