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Free flow of information at the root of democracy

As Ukrainians fight and die for democracy, Russia is arresting its own citizens who are protesting the war and is threatening prison for journalists who report the truth.The attempt to crush a democratic government and stop the flow of information comes as American news organizations and transparency advocates observe Sunshine Week March 13-19, a time for highlighting government openness and a free press.Certainly, let’s commemorate the freedom of information we enjoy – and constantly strive to improve – in the United States. But it’s imperative to contrast it with what’s happening around the world and understand how devastating it is ...

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