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Journalists at The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail pore over information every day to report what’s happening in the Upstate of South Carolina. Sometimes the information is easy to...
I suspect in a lot of newsrooms there’s a good bit of groaning as Sunshine Week nears. We know the message is important — open government is the cornerstone of democracy — but how do you build a...
Sunshine Week will be observed across the nation this week. The week shines a spotlight on the important role open government and citizen accountability play in our democracy. Open meetings and open...
It may be a bit of an understatement to say that government services are scattered online. Of course, it certainly varies by jurisdiction, but more often than not, residents of a given city must visit...
To the editor: Sunshine Week is a nationwide effort to foster dialogue on the importance of transparency in government, freedom of information, and open government at all levels. It occurs around the...
The Jacksonville Ethics Commission wants to begin investigating and imposing penalties for non-criminal violations of Florida’s open government laws, an idea gaining traction inside City Hall after a...

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NFOIC and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas announce the 2019 National FOI Summit will convene in Dallas, Texas on April 12-13, 2019. The 2019 summit also marks the 30th anniversary of NFOIC and the FOI summit. Visit the 2019 Summit page to learn more and to register. 

2019 FOI Summit

 

 

Do you know someone who has made a substantial, sustained and lasting contribution to open government or freedom of information in your or another state? The National Freedom of Information Coalition is seeking nominations for this year’s “Heroes of the Fifty States,” the Open Government Hall of Fame. Learn more and nominate someone today. Nominations close on February 22, 2019 

Open Government Hall of Fame

 

Your state FOI coalition is working on your behalf to ensure open, transparent and accessible government. Click on your state organization for important contact information and learn what is happening in your state. And, please support your state coalition.

 

Coalition Map

 

 

About the NFOIC

The National Freedom of Information Coalition is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of state and regional affiliates representing 45 states and the District of Columbia.  Through its programs and services and national member network, NFOIC promotes press freedom, litigation and legislative and administrative reforms that ensure open, transparent and accessible state and local governments and public institutions.