transparency

Government Transparency Is Not a Partisan Issue: Eclipse of Sunshine Week

By |2018-03-16T16:33:03-04:00March 16th, 2018|Blog|

Since 2005 the National Association of News Editors has branded the third week of March “Sunshine Week.” But in 2018, Sunshine Week is looking less bright. Sunshine Week has been obscured by an eclipse. Zach Garrett cautions against allowing partisan politics to obscure the real issues.

Wikileaks and “mutual knowledge”

By |2016-01-15T10:42:34-04:00March 30th, 2011|Blog|

When it comes down to it, most of the documents in Wikileaks's Cablegate release refer to issues that had already been covered in the press. Did we really need Wikileaks to tells us that Mexico isn’t doing a great job combating corruption and cartels?  Or that the war in Afghanistan is going poorly?  Or that Pakistan and North Korea and [...]

Resource: Wikileaks

By |2019-03-12T18:26:18-04:00December 29th, 2008|News|

Wikileaks (not affiliated with Wikipedia) is an impressive project to collect leaked documents relating to government and corporate corruption. According to the website: Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. ... We believe that transparency in government activities leads to reduced corruption, better government and stronger democracies. All governments can benefit from increased scrutiny [...]

Consumer tools to compare hospital care

By |2019-03-12T18:27:46-04:00December 12th, 2008|Blog|

The Boston Globe reported the launch of a new website that allows Massachusetts residents to compare the cost and quality of care at different hospitals in the state.  Patients now have access to previously confidential information that they can use to make informed decisions about the medical care they seek.  Consumers can compare, for example, patient satisfaction data and safety [...]