Your Right To Know (EPUB)

How to Use the Law to Get Government Secrets

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ISBN: 978-1-77040-974-3

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Governments and institutions hold secrets you are entitled by law to know. But how do you exercise your right? In this definitive guide, you will learn how to gain access to information and how to pry loose records governments and institutions would prefer not to release.

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This book makes a basic promise: It will help you pry loose government information. Governments are obsessed with controlling the message. This is your book to help get records they do not want to disclose. Your Right to Know tells you how to use freedom-of-information laws to gain access to government records on spending, policies and activities. It is a citizen’s guide and a research tool for the general public, special-interest groups, journalists and businesses. Freedom-of-information laws exist in dozens of countries, and this book shares the principles of research in easy-to-pursue steps to obtain the information you want from governments and other institutions.

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Subtitle How to Use the Law to Get Government Secrets
Publication Date Apr 30, 2015
Market Global
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Operating System This eBook is in the EPUB 2.1 format and will work with any reading device (including iPad, Kobo, Nook, and Sony ereaders) or desktop software which supports this format or earlier versions. This includes Apple, Sony, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble ereaders. Learn more about buying and installing ebooks.
File Size 3.48 MB
ISBN 978-1-77040-974-3
Library Sales? Not for sale to libraries.

Author Details

Author Details - Jim Bronskill and David McKie

Jim Bronskill is an Ottawa-based national reporter for The Canadian Press, specializing in security, intelligence, justice and policing issues.

David McKie is a national producer in the parliamentary bureau of CBC News who focuses on how the government spends money.

Jim and David co-teach a course in reporting methods at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. They were part of a team that received the 2008 Michener Award for public service journalism for reporting on RCMP use of Taser stun guns. Records obtained through freedom of information were essential to their reporting.


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