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Guild member Martha Mendoza wins FOI prize

From University of Florida news release: 

Associated Press National Writer Martha Mendoza will be honored as the winner of the 27th annual Brechner Center’s Freedom of Information award on Tuesday, April 9.Martha Mendoza

Mendoza is the author of the national award-winning series, “Access Denied.” For the series, the AP sent 120 of its journalists around the world to test the public’s right-to-information laws in 100 countries.  The articles revealed that while many countries passed new freedom of information laws in the last decade, more than half the countries ignored them.  It also showed how some new democracies were more responsive to citizens’ questions than older ones, such as the United States. Continue reading