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HUD grants FOIA request but now wants the documents back

Posted: June 22, 2011 | Tags: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Freedom of Information, We ARE Marina del Rey

One of President Obama’s first acts after taking office was to issue a remarkably strong affirmation of the Freedom of Information Act.

“The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails. The government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears,” the president said. “All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher ...

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Gavin MacFadyen: A remembrance

American-born investigative journalist Gavin MacFadyen created and began directing the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London in 2003, and he was also a visiting professor at City University of London. He worked on more than 50 investigative television programs and helped to train journalists from around the world at his annual conferences. His firm support for data journalism had a major impact on its growth and success in the United Kingdom. He investigated and reported on stories about child labor; environmental pollution, the torture of political prisoners, neo-Nazis in Britain, Contra murders in Nicaragua, UK industrial accidents; Chinese organized crime; the CIA’s history; maritime piracy; election fraud in South America; diamond mines in South Africa; and Frank Sinatra’s connections with organized crime. 

Chuck Lewis attends the Integrity20 conference in Australia

Terrorism, corruption and the future of democracy — those are some of the topics that will be addressed at the Integrity20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, from Oct. 24-26. The conference aims to assemble “20 of the world’s most unique, courageous and provocative minds” to discuss some of the most important problems the world faces. One of the speakers will be Charles Lewis, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

Newseum celebrates Cronkite's legacy

Top journalists came together in Washington to remember the life and impact of news anchor Walter Cronkite, a journalist once known as “the most trusted man in America.” 

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