National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

What’s in Birmingham’s secret $2.6 million contract? You don’t get to see. And here’s why.

When I’ve written about Alabama’s worst-in-the-nation open records law, I’ve emphasized that access to those documents is not a media privilege. The right to inspect public records and take copies upon request is supposed to be guaranteed for all citizens.

It’s for everybody.

But many of the requests that get denied or ignored are media requests — and those requests are in the public’s interest, too. (Read more here…)