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A wide array of organizations, including advocacy groups, watchdogs and professional societies, share Public Citizen's view that vigilant efforts to monitor and fight government secrecy are necessary to hold government accountable for its actions. Here are some other Web sites that provide useful information and resources on those efforts.

Freedom of Information Clearinghouse - is a joint project of Public Citizen and Ralph Nader's Center for Study of Responsive Law that provides technical and legal assistance to individuals, public interest groups and the media who seek access to information held by government agencies.

Federation of American Scientists - Project on Government Secrecy challenges excessive government secrecy and promotes public oversight through research, advocacy and public education.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - is a major national and international resource on freedom of information and free speech issues.

OMB Watch - keeps a close eye on the White House Office of Management and Budget and enhances the public's "right to know" how government works.

Project on Government Oversight - is committed to exposing waste, fraud and corruption in defense, energy and the environment, contract oversight and open government.

Freedominfo.org - contains information on global freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions have worked in practice. 

The National Security Archive - founded by a group of journalists and scholars, is the world's largest nongovernmental library of declassified government documents.

Access Reports - provides news and analysis on freedom of information policy.

The James Madison Project - promotes government accountability and openness, as well as educates the public on issues relating to intelligence and national security.

Foi.net - provides resources for research on freedom of information law.

Freedom of Information Center - is a reference and research library in the University of Missouri School of Journalism that helps the public and media on questions regarding access to government documents and information.

American Society of Access Professionals - is an organization that provides quality educational programs on the Freedom of Information Act.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) - is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization associated with Syracuse University that provides information about federal staffing, spending and the enforcement activities of the federal government.

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