The Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is an incubator for ideas and initiatives that give the public timely and affordable access to the information necessary for informed, participatory citizenship. The Brechner Center works to educate journalists, policymakers and the general public about the law of access today and how it should work tomorrow. The Center is a source of research, expertise and advocacy about the law of gathering and disseminating news across all platforms and technologies.

Brechner Speaker Series

On Oct. 20, 2022, award-winning investigative reporter Jason Leopold joined as the first guest in the new Brechner Speaker Series. He was interviewed by Sara Ganim, Brechner Center journalist-in-residence.

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To showcase the most useful research addressing the needs of journalists, lawyers and everyone in the business of managing public documents and data, the Brechner Center publishes The Journal of Civic Information, a peer-reviewed online quarterly journal of practical scholarship. Read the latest edition here, and subscribe to receive free updates here.

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David Cuillier Authors Article on the Effects of Overclassification

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