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Form FOI Alliance With the Public, AP President Urges

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Associated Press President Tom Curley urged the news media to build a strong alliance with the public in an effort to confront government secrecy. “We all need to do a better job of persuading the public that freedom of information is not a media privilege but a key part of what keeps other freedoms alive for all,” Curley told the National Freedom of Information Coalition, a network of state-based open government organizations. He said that at the same time, news organizations need to take steps to rebuilt their credibility, including less frequent use of anonymous sources. (5/16/05)