OU opens Sunshine Week with conference held in Gaylord Hall on freedom of information

From The Oklahoma Daily:

Oklahomans gathered to learn about the importance of open government and freedom of information at an annual conference Saturday to kick off Sunshine Week.

The public has a right to know what its government is doing, said Joey Senat, media law professor at Oklahoma State University and the master of ceremony for the conference. However, people must understand their rights in order to use them.

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Two Oklahoma newspapers, legislator garner FOI honors during Sunshine Week

From Tulsa World:

Two Oklahoma newspapers and a state lawmaker were honored Saturday during FOI Oklahoma's Sunshine Week activities at the University of Oklahoma.

The Enid News & Eagle was awarded the Marian Opala First Amendment Award and the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise was given the Ben Blackstock Award.

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Request for city of Tulsa records in police case brings no response

From Tulsa World:

The city of Tulsa has not responded to a request made by the Tulsa World more than two months ago for records on police arbitration proceedings.

A second request for a more limited number of records involving two Tulsa police officers has been pending more than seven weeks without a formal response. Both requests have been sitting in the city’s legal department for weeks.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for December 7, 2012

State FOIA Friday News A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week.

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