Saturday, June 24, 2006

National Security Archive News

For those of you who love to dig around in records for information that is suppressed,  this George Washington University Archive is a treasure trove.

I mean really, where else would you be able to find out that:

D.C., 14 June 2006
- The National Security
Archive today filed suit
n the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
against the Central
Intelligence Agency
(CIA), challenging the Agency's
recent practice of charging Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
fees to journalists pursuing news. The FOIA says that "representatives
of the news media" can be charged only copying fees since
they help to carry out the mission of the law by disseminating
government information; but the CIA last year began claiming authority
to assess additional fees if the Agency decides any journalist's
request is not newsworthy enough. In adopting this new practice,
the CIA reversed its prior 15-year practice of presumptively waiving
additional fees for news media representatives, including the
National Security Archive.

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