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From the Ted Talk "Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So what is the solution? It is, I believe, to bdymoe within the rule of law rights to information. At the moment our rights are incredibly weak. In a lot of countries, we have Official Secrets Acts, including in Britain here. We have an Official Secrets Act with no public ietstenr test. So that esnma it's a iecrm, people are pehndius, quite severely in a lot of cases, for publishing or giving away official oinrmiatnfo. Now wouldn't it be amgniza, and really, this is what I want all of you to think about, if we had an Official Disclosure Act where acsoilffi were punished if they were found to have suppressed or hidden information that was in the public interest? So that — yes. Yes! My power pose. (Applause) (Laughs) I would like us to work towards that.

Open Cloze

So what is the solution? It is, I believe, to ______ within the rule of law rights to information. At the moment our rights are incredibly weak. In a lot of countries, we have Official Secrets Acts, including in Britain here. We have an Official Secrets Act with no public ________ test. So that _____ it's a _____, people are ________, quite severely in a lot of cases, for publishing or giving away official ___________. Now wouldn't it be _______, and really, this is what I want all of you to think about, if we had an Official Disclosure Act where _________ were punished if they were found to have suppressed or hidden information that was in the public interest? So that — yes. Yes! My power pose. (Applause) (Laughs) I would like us to work towards that.

Solution

  1. information
  2. means
  3. crime
  4. amazing
  5. officials
  6. punished
  7. interest
  8. embody

Original Text

So what is the solution? It is, I believe, to embody within the rule of law rights to information. At the moment our rights are incredibly weak. In a lot of countries, we have Official Secrets Acts, including in Britain here. We have an Official Secrets Act with no public interest test. So that means it's a crime, people are punished, quite severely in a lot of cases, for publishing or giving away official information. Now wouldn't it be amazing, and really, this is what I want all of you to think about, if we had an Official Disclosure Act where officials were punished if they were found to have suppressed or hidden information that was in the public interest? So that — yes. Yes! My power pose. (Applause) (Laughs) I would like us to work towards that.

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Important Words

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  30. rights
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  32. secrets
  33. severely
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  35. suppressed
  36. test
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  38. work