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2013-07-16 12:26:44

Better Government Association's state-by-state analysis shows government integrity laws lack strength, transparency and accountability CHICAGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of states are failing miserably when it comes to enacting laws that enable regular citizens to fight corruption by attending public meetings, reviewing government documents and raising questions without fear of retribution, according to a national study released today by the Better Government...

2013-06-12 12:23:44

Interactive Tool Provides Greater Insight into Materials Assessment Scores Used in the Higg Index SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) web tool as a new component to the Higg Index suite of sustainability tools for the apparel and footwear industries. This interactive new platform visualizes and compares the quantitative section of the MSI scores used in the Higg Index. The goal of...

2013-03-01 20:22:18

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating Sunshine Week 2013, the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee will join with the D.C. Open Government Coalition to present the second annual "D.C. Open Government Summit" on March 13 from 6 to 8:30pm in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) This event will focus on the state of government transparency in the District of Columbia and it will provide...

2013-01-29 12:22:58

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to state and local government transparency, released their 2013 Transparency Report Card grading every state and the largest counties, cities and school districts within each state on the availability of information on government websites. Government websites were graded "A" to "F" measuring available content available against a checklist of information all...

2012-12-20 16:27:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett ushered in a new era of transparency and accountability in state government today with the launch of Pennsylvania's transparency website, known as PennWATCH at http://www.pennwatch.pa.gov. Corbett was joined today by the primary sponsors of the PennWATCH act, Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh Valley. "Pennsylvanians deserve to know how their tax dollars are being allocated and spent,"...

2012-03-20 16:52:47

Could technology give us a more open and more secure government? There is an increasing need for stronger accountability of government and thus greater demands on transparency of the diplomatic and national security apparatus. However, despite the advent of WikiLeaks, which purports to expose cover-ups, exploitation and corruption by making the evidence publicly available, there are still many political and bureaucratic obstacles to overcome on the road to more open government. Writing...

2012-03-12 16:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club and 46 other journalism organizations joined in a letter Monday to the Pentagon urging greater openness in its court martial proceedings in general and particularly in the case of Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of releasing classified information to the Wikileaks organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) In the letter to Defense Department General Counsel Jeh...

2012-03-09 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week is "Sunshine Week," an annual mid-March discussion of the importance of open government, and the National Press Club will mark it by cosponsoring a significant forum. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) On Tuesday, March 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee and the D.C. Open Government Coalition will present the D.C. Open Government Summit, on...

2011-05-26 07:04:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Makhteshim Agan Group has entered the top ten, reaching 4th place, in the annual corporate-environmental transparency index. BeyondBusiness Co., which specializes in consulting and planning for corporate-environmental responsibility published the findings of its transparency index this week. According to the index, Makhteshim Agan operated with great transparency and showed significant improvement reaching a transparency score...

2011-05-03 09:35:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today the expansion of its Government Transparency initiative to include support of journalism in the developing world. Particular emphasis will focus on organizations that seek a free, open and vibrant media as well as investigative and citizen journalism organizations that provide citizens access to credible information that increases citizen engagement and participation in civil affairs. Stephen King,...