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Secrecy News -- 11/16/01 (Addendum)

From: Steven Aftergood <saftergood@fas.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 17:38:47 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 08:34:25 -0500
Subject: Secrecy News -- 11/16/01 (Addendum)


SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
November 16, 2001 -- addendum


**   A REPLY FROM THE STIMSON CENTER


A REPLY FROM THE STIMSON CENTER

The November 13 issue of Secrecy News reported on testimony by
Amy E. Smithson of the Henry L. Stimson Center in which she
called upon the government to take legal steps to remove certain
environmental data from non-governmental web sites, if those web
sites declined to remove such data themselves.

Secrecy News unfairly portrayed her position, Dr. Smithson said
in a written reply today.

"As a closer reading of my testimony reveals, I thoroughly
respect and advocate the public's right to know of the
industrial dangers in their communities," she wrote.

"The issue is not IF this information should be accessible, but
HOW easily people should be able to access it.  My testimony
never advocated general censorship or the blanket withholding of
this information, only a more careful and considered approach to
its distribution."

See the full text of Dr. Smithson's reply here:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/eprint/smithson.html


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