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.

Study: State Confidentiality Laws Threaten to Muzzle Legitimate Whistleblowers

May 23, 2024

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Democracy Fund Grant to Support Research on Increased Volume of Public Record Requests Under University of Florida Leadership

May 9, 2024

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Study: Police Departments Illegally Gag Their Own Officers from Exposing Misconduct

May 9, 2024

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David Cuillier Comments on a Proposed Exemption to Louisiana’s Public Records Law

May 6, 2024

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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