Nursing transparency in former Soviet republics

From NFOIC:

COLUMBIA, Mo – Our work at the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) focuses primarily on citizen access, transparency and open government issues at the state and local level.

But we are frequently drawn by overlap and the interrelationship of concerns into national affairs and matters related to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Though less frequent, we also have occasion from time to time to delve into international transparency issues.

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Editorial: “E” in “email” should not stand for “evasion”

By Kenneth F. Bunting from NFOIC:

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soon after getting the first CNN producer’s message asking about my availability for a live, next-morning segment with their anchor, I responded affirmatively—even before a half-day meeting had concluded.

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NFOIC joins other nonprofits, newspapers in amicus brief

From NFOIC:

At issue are Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire’s claims of executive privilege to conceal records.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (August 27, 2012) – The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) has joined media associations and good government groups in asking the Washington state Supreme Court to limit Gov. Gregoire’s authority to withhold documents from public scrutiny.

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Public Access Ombudsman position gets funded 5 years after creation


Augusta – The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition, a group of individuals and organizations that advocate for open government, is praising the funding for an office of Public Access Ombudsman in the Attorney General’s Office that was included in the supplemental budget Governor Paul LePage signed into law this week.

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NFOIC’s FOI Friday for March 2, 2012

A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier:

NFOIC debuts #OpenGovVideos with interviews featuring Ken Bunting and Emily Ramshaw

The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) announced it has introduced #OpenGovVideos, an online video project that will help tell the story of why open government is important to all citizens.

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Nominations still being accepted for 2012 Open Government Hall of Fame

From NFOIC:

Nominations are still being accepted for a new inductee into the Open Government Hall of Fame.

Heroes of the 50 States: The State Open Government Hall of Fame is a joint venture by the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition. It was developed by leaders in both organizations as a way to recognize long-term contributions of individuals to open government in their respective states.

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