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By Jim Zachary
Valdosta Ga. Daily Times 

Media should hold officials accountable


(Editor’s Note: As part of Sunshine Week, which promotes transparent government, we’re publishing this guest column)

Government must be held accountable.

The only way for the public to hold government accountable is for all of the actions of government to be out in the open.

That is why open government is part and parcel of democracy. 

When government is allowed to operate behind closed doors, it grows out of control, is not responsive to the public and is subject to corruption.

These are some of the reasons the media, watchdog groups — and most importantly the general public —...

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