Sunlight on social media: Government officials’ posts should be public records
A new decision from Pennsylvania unnecessarily complicates the public’s right to know about government business conducted on social media
Congress: Don’t let jet owners cover their tracks on the taxpayer dime
Protect press and public access to private jet flight data
Government is at its most innovative when ducking transparency
Agencies are increasingly emboldened to preempt records requests with closure rules
Return cameras to C-SPAN control and restore transparency
FPF, Demand Progress and more than 40 organizations urge the House to return control of the cameras to C-SPAN to serve the public
Judges can now censor the internet on the taxpayer dime
Congress gifts judges unprecedented and unconstitutional powers.
Supreme Court goes live in the age of COVID, and rules on press freedom issues
The Supreme Court will take the unprecedented step of broadcasting its oral arguments for two weeks beginning today, enacting in response to the coronavirus pandemic a measure that government transparency advocates have demanded for years.
How Trump’s government shutdown ground transparency to a halt
During Trump’s 35 day partial government shutdown—the longest in history—FOIA requests and FOIA litigation ground to a halt.
One year on, the push for change since the murder of Malta's most famous investigative journalist
Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered on October 16, 2017. Her death has divided Malta and shaken governmental and journalistic institutions to their core. The year since has functioned as a national reckoning, a questioning, and a movement.
How corporations suppress disclosure of public records about themselves
Powerful corporations are increasingly deploying a diversity of tactics to subvert public records laws and prevent the disclosure of newsworthy documents about themselves.
Unconstitutional “ag-gag” laws criminalize journalism and insulate factory farms from accountability
“Ag-gag” laws are intended to protect the animal agriculture industry from public scrutiny by attempting to criminalize journalists and whistleblowers who expose its operating conditions.