Secrecy no more?
The first major overhaul of the Freedom of Information act in years is awaiting President Bush's signature.
It will finally create an "independent" government agency to handle to disputes between records holders and information requesters. The passage of the act comes after, ironically, after an Arizona senator used a "secret hold" to block the bill. He was ferreted out
by a group of journalists.
Mike Petrelis from 2000 through 2005 and found that major media have used the law on the DoD less than 50 times each in five years. E&P asks
if reporters are using the law enough and some think that points to the media's laziness
, others think they're missing the point