Brechner Freedom of Information Project

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

New Study Explores How College Media Independence Can Survive Financial Instability

February 19, 2024

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David Cuillier Comments on State Secrecy and Conflict of Interest Disclosure

February 15, 2024

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Brechner FOI Project to co-sponsor NFOIC annual research competition

January 9, 2024

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David Cuillier Comments on Government Secrecy and Lack of Public Records Access

December 30, 2023

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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.


Brechner Center for Freedom of Information
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
1204 Weimer Hall
P.O. Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611