OML-AO- 4749


From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 5:05 PM
Subject: RE: Special Meeting Tonight.

Please note that although the Open Meetings Law requires that notice of the time and place of a meeting be given to the news media, there is no obligation on the news media to publish the notice or publicize a meeting. The media may choose to do so, but is not obliged to do so. Similarly, irrespective of when a news media outlet receives notice of a meeting, it is free to publish or publicize when it sees fit to do so, or, again, not at all.

Robert J. Freeman
Executive Director
Committee on Open Government
Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
Suite 650
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518)474-2518
Fax: (518)474-1927