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Transparency and National Security: What News Editors Need to Tell Their Reporters

Transparency and National Security: What News Editors Need to Tell Their Reporters

Dan Froomkin at PressWatch on journalism after January 6. The most important lesson of the Bush/Cheney years is that we should never assume government officials are telling us the truth, especially when it comes to matters involving war and national security. This is hardly an original lesson, and yet nonetheless it bears repeating. We should...

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MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock is a collaborative news site that gives you the tools to hold the government accountable. From our friends at MuckRock. MuckRock wants to help you prepare for the coming administration and the deep reflection we’ll need to give to the current one. Let us know what questions you have. Check out our FOIA 101: Tips and...

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Democratic Erosion in the Time of the Virus

Democratic Erosion in the Time of the Virus

From Just Security blog comes a warning. As people get sicker, democracy is getting weaker. Long before this pandemic erupted, a multi-year wave of governments cracking down on dissent, flouting international norms, and backtracking from cooperative alliances was disheartening. But now, at a moment when we need a coordinated and transparent global response, the full...

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South Korea’s Intelligence Service Has a Different Way of Doing Things

South Korea’s Intelligence Service Has a Different Way of Doing Things

As I follow the Korea denuclearization story in the Korean media, I am finding the South Korea’s National Intelligence Service does something remarkably responsible and sane: they provide elected officials with timely intelligence, in a classified and unclassified setting, on a regular basis. When the New York Times published an overhyped story last month that North...

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