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The National Freedom of Information Coalition is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of state and regional affiliates representing 35 states and the District of Columbia. Through its programs and services and national member network, NFOIC promotes press freedom, legislative and administrative reforms and litigation to ensure open, transparent and accessible state and local governments and public institutions.

NFOIC protects your right to open government. Will you invest in freedom of information and our mission by donating today?

Recent news
SALEM — Oregon’s departing public records advocate said high fees often create a barrier for requesters seeking public information, and called for more clarity and less discretion for public bodies...
State law requires local governments to be open and transparent. These two facets are important for the community as well as news outlets, in order for everyone to be remain informed. City and county...
VALDOSTA — “Sunshine Laws: A Guide to Open Government in Georgia,” known as the state as "Red Book" has been updated, revised and the sixth edition is now available to the public. The guide contains...
BOISE — The Idaho Public Records Law, in Idaho Code Section 74-102, has a strong presumption of openness. “Every person has a right to examine and take a copy of any public record of this state,” the...
Nearly five years have passed since then-Gov. John Kitzhaber left office amid an influence peddling scandal and a backlog of public records requests from journalists seeking information about the...
Under Wisconsin’s open government laws, any governmental body has to meet in public and announce what they will discuss in their meetings so folks can decide if they want to attend. Government can...

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NFOIC’s latest white paper focuses on technology and transparency

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The National Freedom of Information Coalition has adopted a new vision plan for improving state and local government transparency. Read more:

2020 VISION

 

 

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

 

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