NEFAC will honor NY Times’ James Risen with Hamblett Award

From New England First Amendment Coalition: PROVIDENCE, R.I. – James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who's done ground-breaking work on domestic spying and now faces legal peril for refusing to disclose the source for his account of a failed CIA operation in Iran, will receive the 2014 Stephen Hamblett Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition.


Nominations open for Madison/Andersen Award

From Washington Coalition for Open Government:  Save the date! The 2013 WCOG Madison/Andersen award ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, September 13, 2013. Submit your nominations for the James Madison and James Andersen Awards by June 30!

James Madison Award: Given to an individual or organization whose long term commitment to the cause of open government has been demonstrated through exemplary words or deeds.


Sunshine award bestowed on open government advocate Terry Francke

From East County Magazine:

March 28, 2013 (San Diego) – When it comes to open government and public access to government records, times have changed dramatically in California. Much of that change can be attributed to the tireless efforts of Terry Francke, General Counsel of Californians Aware.


Florida First Amendment Foundation celebrates Sunshine Week

From Florida First Amendment Foundation:

Two events highlight the First Amendment Foundation's 2013 observance of Sunshine Week, the national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Sunshine Week 2013 runs from March 10-16.

Sunshine Recognition Luncheon