OU opens Sunshine Week with conference held in Gaylord Hall on freedom of information

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March 12, 2013 3:14 PM

From The Oklahoma Daily:

Oklahomans gathered to learn about the importance of open government and freedom of information at an annual conference Saturday to kick off Sunshine Week.

The public has a right to know what its government is doing, said Joey Senat, media law professor at Oklahoma State University and the master of ceremony for the conference. However, people must understand their rights in order to use them.

“The biggest threat to our rights is our own ignorance of those rights, and we have a right if not an obligation to know what our government is doing,” Senat said.