People much smarter than I am—lawyers, for example—will tell you that, yes, it should be considered a human right, and there is UN language to promote that.
I am just a more practical person. I just think that citizens in this country need to help hold their governments to account and have to know what their government is up to. There are many avenues for finding out what government is up to, but the unique thing about access to information is that it gives a personalized avenue for individuals to ask questions of their government and to demand accountability of their government. It's a pillar of democracy in that way.
I don't know if you would characterize that as a human right—I think I would—but it's really part of our democracy, and the way we have allowed this dysfunction to develop really undermines our democracy.