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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 45 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
WASHINGTON — The chair of Washington, D.C.’s City Council has proposed an amendment to the city’s 2020 budget that would severely limit access to public records. The Washington Post reports the...
NEW BLOOMFIELD — State Auditor Nicole Galloway is seeking a ruling from the state attorney general on whether the Governor's use of the First Amendment to deny access to information under the Sunshine...
The banging jolted Bryan Carmody awake. Outside his San Francisco home Friday morning, the longtime journalist saw a throng of police officers with a sledgehammer, trying to break down his front gate....
Internal affairs secrecy contributes to a “code of silence” or “blue wall” in law enforcement, a Denver district court judge wrote in a 2005 decision, “by creating the expectation that things will be...
The report from the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy , explores the disconnect between the public, the press and our public institutions, notably government. The report concludes we are...
Issues and trends in state open government, public records and press freedom discussed The National Freedom of Information Coalition concluded its 2019 FOI Summit in Dallas recently. The annual two...

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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.

 

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Thanks to everyone involved for making the 2019 FOI Summit a success. Great topics, great presenters, great audience, and great sponsors combined to make this 30th anniversary summit a well-attended and informative event. View the presentation slides and FOI research papers on the 2019 Summit page and make plans to join us in Kansas City for the 2020 summit. More to come. 

2019 FOI Summit

 

 

NFOIC’s priorities provide strategic direction for the national state FOI coalitions to address challenges and solutions for each branch of state and local government with needed legislative and policy reforms to increase transparency and access and accountability.  

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