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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...

News Releases

As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression
2010-06-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges ACTA negotiators not to sacrifice Internet free speech and access to online information to the desire to combat piracy and the counterfeiting of copyrighted works
Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
2010-11-17
Reporters without Borders
The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public inte...

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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information
Malicious Government Prosecution
Geovanis, Chris
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Access to Electronic Records
A State by State Guide to Obtaining Government Data
Dalglish, Lucy A. Dalglish; LaFleur, Jennifer LaFleur; Leslie, Gregg P.
Article
2003
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Reporters have a tool that allows them to report on entire populations and do original analysis on a subject for their stories, rather than relying solely on anecdotes. Computer-assisted reporting hel...
Access to knowledge movement
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public inte...
Dismantling Democracy
Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada
Article
2015
Voices-Voix
An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
Freedom of information
Connexipedia Article
Article
Information Access
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Let the People Know
Put Full Texts of Government Contracts Online
NADER, Ralph
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Openness in our government is essential for a healthy democracy
Meet the Robin Hood of Science
Oxenham, Simon
Article
2016
Big Think
The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights
Malcolm, Jeremy; Sutton, Maira
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion of the deal i...
The Secret Secret
Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
Harries-Jones, Peter
Article
2015
Our Right to Know
On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.
12 States Sign World's First Treaty on Access to Information
What About the Other 35 Council of Europe Member States?
Article
2009
Aticle 19
12 European countries today became the first states to sign the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents.
U.S. Public Records Law
Article
2008
The Center for Public Integrity
Documents and other data are often the building blocks of a great investigative report. So understanding and using laws that give you access to such information are necessary tools of the trade.

Sources Bookshelf

Finding Answers
The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada
Tudor, Dean
Book
1993
Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
Getting the Goods
Information in BC How to Find It, How to Use It
Oustonm, Rick
Book
1990
A guide to the basic sources of information -- the tools of the trade -- that all reporters, researchers and investigators rely on.
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.


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