Tag Archives: Transparency

DoJ Ignores FOIA Requirements and Congressional Intent, Continues to Deny Fee Waivers to Bloggers

by Matthew L. Schafer The Department of Justice is refusing to follow its own interpretation of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) by declining to grant fee waiver requests to independent journalists and bloggers.  This comes despite Congress’s intent to … Continue reading

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Broken Promises: A Lack of Executive Branch Transparency in Obama’s First Term

by Matthew L. Schafer President Obama’s Administration has prosecuted more government whistleblowers than all other presidents combined and has subpoenaed nearly as many journalists as President Bush did during his first term.  Some also suggest that agencies under Obama have released … Continue reading

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Google Pulls Back the Curtain Again: A Brief Review of Its Transparency Report

by Matthew L. Schafer Yesterday, Google released its transparency report for the first half of 2012.  The report, which Google releases on a biannual basis, tracks user traffic to Google sites around the world, intellectual property takedown requests, government takedown … Continue reading

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