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President Obama asked for more transparency in government

President Obama asked for more transparency in government

Dozens of journalism and open-government groups are urging President Obama to reverse media policies that they say amount to censorship and information suppression within his administration. A letter sent last week to the president outlines examples of "information suppression." According to the letter, signed by 53 organizations, officials block reporters' requests to talk to specific staffers, delay answering requests until reporters' deadlines have passed, refuse to talk on the record and block reporters who write critically of the agencies. For example, employees of the Food and Drug Administration, were forbidden to speak to reporters without being monitored by...

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