Connecticut FOIA

The mission of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government is to promote open and accountable government essential in a democratic society. CFOG achieves its mission by educating policymakers and citizens in general on the need for a free flow of information on all public policy matters.

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What We Do

  • Sponsor an annual conference for Connecticut's state and municipal officials on freedom of information issues
  • Underwrite costs of surveys of government agencies to measure compliance with Connecticut's Freedom of Information laws
  • Sponsor an essay contest for high school students on Right to Know and First Amendment issues
  • Present the Walter Cronkite Award a national figure who embodies Open Government principles (Recipients include Mr. Cronkite, Louis Boccardi, Jim Lehrer, and Seymour Hersh
  • Hold public policy symposia, such as the first ever National Privacy and Public Policy symposium, "Striking the Balance: Open Government In the Age of Terrorism and the need for Connecticut to enact a Shield Law
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