To mark Sunshine Week and the importance of open government, the New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications are presenting a workshop about the public’s right to know.
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.
Tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Loeb School and NEFAC will present a free workshop and discussion at the school in Manchester about the importance of open access to information and the public’s right to know about the activities of government and government officials.
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.
Attendees will receive materials designed to aid efforts to obtain public records and information.
A question-and-answer period will follow.
The school is at 749 E. Industrial Park Drive.
For more information, call Rosanna Cavanagh at NEFAC, 401-331-7209