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Over the past ten years, freedom of information laws have sprouted up
around the world.  Nearly 70 countries from Antigua to Uzbekistan have
adopted laws. In addition, many have also adopted laws on privacy,
whistle-blowing, and journalists' sources.  David Banisar, the author of
the forthcoming 2006 Global FOI Survey will discuss the highlights of
statutes from around the world and what lessons can be learned from
them. 

David Banisar is Director of the Freedom of Information Project of
Privacy International in London and a Visiting Research Fellow at the
School of Law, University of Leeds, UK. He has worked in the field of
information policy for fifteen years and is the author of numerous
books; his most recent study of FOI laws is available at
http://www.freedominfo.org/survey.htm.  

Registration deadline has been extended until Friday, April 28.  For
more information email [log in to unmask] or call 202-707-6785.

DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2006 

TIME: 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a reception following the lecture 

PLACE: Library of Congress 
       Madison Building LM 316
       First and Independence Ave. SE
       Washington, DC   20540

METRO: Capitol South Metro (Blue and Orange Lines)

PRICE: $15.00 for DC/SLA and LLSDC Members
       $20.00 for Non-Chapter Members
       $10.00 for Students/Retirees 

PAYMENT: Payments can be made via PayPal or by check. 
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Make checks payable to LLSDC and mail to:  Linda Davis, Georgetown Law
Library, 111 G Street, NW, Washington DC 20001  

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DEADLINE: Friday, April 28, 2006

* This program jointly sponsored by DC/SLA and the Law Librarians'
Society of Washington, DC (LLSDC) and its Foreign & International Law
Special Interest Section. *