Transparency & Democracy

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

The First Amendment embraces the public’s right to access the information needed to hold the powerful accountable and participate fully in the process of self-government.

Our aim in defending and promoting transparency is not simply to compel the disclosure of information that the public is entitled to know, but to broaden public access to information through changes in government policy and the law.

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Events

Book Launch: Mistrust

A conversation with Ethan Zuckerman about why losing faith in institutions provides the tools to transform them

Online

Data and Democracy

A symposium considering how big data is changing our system of self-government

New York, NY

Press Freedom, National Security, and Whistleblowers: From Julian Assange to the White House

Human rights and national security experts, United Nations Rapporteurs, and freedom of expression lawyers discuss the debate around WikiLeaks’ publishing, Assange’s prosecution, and the future of whistleblowing