A new Web site has been launched as a companion to the first Sunshine Week, a March 13-19 national event aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of open government and freedom of information laws. Sunshine Week is spearheaded by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and supported by the Newspaper Association of America, The Associated Press and other media companies, newspapers, magazines, academia and journalism organizations.

The site serves as a central clearinghouse for participants, with links to background reports, open-government organizations, and other material available for publication such as op-ed columns.

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