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About NFOIC

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
Ginger McCall, Oregon’s public records advocate, recently asked a variety of state and local government agencies to share information regarding the public records requests they received in 2018. While...
News Release For Immediate Release - August 16, 2019 Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 State and local public...
Since the city of New Orleans opened its Real-Time Crime Monitoring Center in late 2017 — putting dozens, and eventually hundreds, of surveillance cameras online across the city monitoring street...
News Release For Immediate Release - August 15, 2019 Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 The National Freedom of...
DENVER -- Last month, the Denver Police Department joined dozens of other agencies around Colorado and across the country when it encrypted its radios, blocking the public from being able to listen in...
Transparency. Accountability. These are essential to maintaining any free, elected government. Reviewing public records is one of the most effective ways to ensure your local government is functioning...

Read more articles about state and local freedom of information and open government matters in "Recent News." Sign up for NFOIC's mailing list to receive periodic updates and information. 

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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