Sunshine Laws in Georgia, Toolkit

zachary-60x80Jim Zachary, editor of the Valdosta Daily Times and director of the Transparency Project of Georgia, discusses open government in Georgia in the article, “Government business must be open; Media must help hold officials accountable.”

He writes: “Government must be held accountable. The only way for the public to hold government accountable is for all of the actions of government to be out in the open. That is why open government is part and parcel of democracy. When government is allowed to operate behind closed doors, it grows out of control, is not responsive to the public and is subject to corruption.”

Read the full article in the Sunshine Week Toolkit:  http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org/toolkit/

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