FOIL with Bob Freeman

Tonight, Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7-9 p.m. at Cairo-Durham High School, 1301 Route 145, Cairo, NY 12413, Durham for the People bring Bob Freeman for a lecture about open government live on WGXC Online Radio at www.wgxc.org.

Bob Freeman is co-author of New York’s Freedom of Information and
Personal Privacy Protection Laws and has written approximately 17,000 advisory opinions on behalf of the Committee on Open Government. Free admission. Register in advance to reserve your takeaway materials. WGXC will provide a live web stream at http://www.wgxc.org if we can get an internet connection, and will archive a recording of the talk at http://www.wgxc.org.

Cairo-Durham High School Google Map
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About Bob Freeman

Robert J. Freeman, Esq.

New York University, J.D.
Georgetown University, B.S.

Mr. Freeman is the Executive Director, New York State Committee on Open Government, in Albany NY. In his capacity as the director of one of few governmental entities in the United States created to deal with public access to government information, Freeman has offered advice and consultation to officials and scholars from around the world. He assisted in the development of Japan’s first access to records law, which has served as a model for prefectural governments throughout that nation.

Mr. Freeman has spoken or conducted seminars for the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, the New York State Society of Newspaper Editors, the New York City Press Club, the American Society of Access Professionals, the staffs of numerous newspapers throughout New York and various government and public interest associations. He also has spoken throughout the United States, in Canada, the Far East, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Freeman is co-author of New York’s Freedom of Information and Personal Privacy Protection Laws and has written approximately 17,000 advisory opinions on behalf of the Committee on Open Government. He has prepared articles and guides in various publications, including the New York Law Journal and the Legal Handbook for Journalists published by the New York State Bar Association. In 2000, he wrote “The Impact of Technology on the Freedom of Information Law” and in 2003, “Police Review Boards Meet the Public Right to Know”, for the New York State Bar Association Government, Law and Policy Journal.

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