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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Serious need to know more

I guess you would expect some important Freedom of Information applications to follow when you open up vaults tightly locked for years and full of dark secrets. Writing in the Kyiv Post Jed Sunden's interest in the Holodomor (the death by starvation of between two and 10 million Ukrainians during a famine in the 1930s that Soviet authorities denied through the 1980's) led him to the FOI Act, and now to apply for documents about why the State Security Service declared him persona non grata from Ukraine in 2000. All a touch more important even than ministers' expenses....

While in that part of the world the Russian Duma passed the Freedom of Information Act last week. More details here.

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