Atkin, Hillary
September 2007
Television Week;9/3/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 34, p20
Trade Publication
The article deals with the conflict between government and journalists over access to information. The U.S. Congress aims to revise the federal Freedom of Information Act to make it easier and faster to get information from the government. A report by the Society of Environmental Journalists' First Amendment Task Force in September 2005 detailed how journalists covering the environment were finding it increasingly difficult to get information from the government on subjects such as Superfund sites, chemical factories and mining accidents.


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