It's an effort spearheaded by journalists to keep public officials honest and to promote open access by government.
"Sunshine Week" is a nationwide effort about the public's right to know what government is doing and why. Sunshine Week seeks to empower and enlighten people about their right to know.
Thursday, members of the press, including WITN-TV, journalism scholars and legal experts gathered at Elon University in Alamance County between Greensboro and Burlington to discuss the results of a statewide audit of how government offices responded to public records requests.
Sunshine Week began in 2002 by the Florida society of newpaper editors.
Click here to go to the North Carolina Open Government Coalition's website and learn more.