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Got research?

Got research in freedom of information? Consider entering the sixth annual FOI research competition, with MORE cash prizes this year, and for the first time co-sponsored by the National Freedom of Information Coalition and University of Florida Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Project. Submit one-page proposals for double-blind review by May 1, 2024. Authors whose work is accepted will […]

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2023 NFOIC research paper competition winners announced!

Below are the winning research papers accepted to the fifth annual National Freedom of Information Coalition FOI research competition. They will be presented online Oct. 5, 2023, during the NFOIC virtual summit. In all, 10 one-page proposals were entered and selected through double-blind peer review for final consideration. Five complete papers were submitted for final review, […]

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NFOIC condemns search of Marion newspaper, calls for disclosure

The National Freedom of Information Coalition calls on authorities in Marion, Kansas, to immediately disclose why, and how they justify, the alarming seizure of computers, cellphones and other reporting materials from journalists at the Marion County Record on Friday. Newsgathering is protected by the First Amendment, and federal law prohibits law enforcement from searching and […]

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On the passing of former NFOIC board president Mal Leary

The board of the National Freedom of Information Coalition mourns the passing of longtime Maine journalist and former NFOIC president Mal Leary, a champion of government transparency in his state and nationally. NFOIC honored Mal with a proclamation upon his retirement in 2021, recognizing his support for freedom-of-information ideals and principles during his remarkable 45-year […]

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NFOIC Board elects Jeff Roberts of Colorado to presidency

Feb. 27, 2023  NFOIC Board elects Jeff Roberts of Colorado to presidency The National Freedom of Information Coalition Board elected Jeff Roberts, executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, to the office of president today. Roberts, who has led the Colorado coalition since 2013, was previously vice president, and has served on the […]

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! NFOIC 2023 Freedom of Information Research Competition Call

Feb. 27, 2023Contact: David Cuillier, cuillier@arizona.edu The fifth annual National Freedom of Information Coalition FOI research competition welcomes one-page proposals for papers that shed light on freedom of information. The top three papers will earn cash prizes and will be guaranteed publication in the online Journal of Civic Information, published by the University of Florida’s […]

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Accessing the 2022 FOI Summit

Have you registered for the 2022 FOI Summit? Wondering how to get access to the panels from your computer? Here’s the platform website sign-in page: https://whova.com/portal/webapp/foisu_202210/sign_in/ *Note: You may have to click “reset password” if you attended last year’s summit. […]

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2022 NFOIC research paper competition winners announced!

Below are the winning research papers accepted to the fourth annual National Freedom of Information Coalition FOI research competition. They will be presented online Oct. 19, 2022, at 3 p.m. (ET) during the NFOIC virtual summit. In all, seven one-page proposals were entered and selected through double-blind peer review for final consideration. Four complete papers were […]

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