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Loeb School panels to focus on freedom of information laws for 'Sunshine Week'

New Hampshire Union Leader

March 11. 2018 9:30PM

MANCHESTER — The New England First Amendment Coalition and Right to Know NH will present two New Hampshire panel discussions this week on the state’s freedom of information laws in recognition of Sunshine Week, a national initiative promoting open government.

The panel discussions, scheduled to run tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester and Thursday, March 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Littleton Regional Healthcare in Littleton, will focus on the New Hampshire Right to Know Law and feature several of the state’s leading experts on the First Amendment and government transparency. Both are free to attend and open to the public.

Speakers include:

Attorney Rick Gagliuso, a member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors. He has represented newspapers and other media outlets in New Hampshire since the 1980s. He is currently a principal in the Merrimack law firm of Gagliuso & Gagliuso P.A.

David Saad, president of Right to Know NH. The group’s mission is to strengthen the state’s Right to Know Law.

Attorney Gregory V. Sullivan, a member of Board of Directors for NEFAC and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications who also serves as general counsel for the Union Leader Corporation. He teaches First Amendment media law at Suffolk University Law School and at the Loeb School.

Nancy West, founder of the nonprofit New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism and the executive editor of the center’s investigative news website She is a former New Hampshire Union Leader reporter and editor.

The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications is located at 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester. Thursday’s discussion will be held at Littleton Regional Healthcare, Conference Rooms 1-3, located at 600 St. Johnsbury Road in Littleton. is co-sponsoring the Littleton program.


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