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Weltner Award Winners
Collegiate journalists' open government panel
GFAF and the Georgia Transparency Project, hosted by the Georgia Press Institute Open to college students; .
When: Sat February 13 11:30 - 12:30
FOIA training: How to Access Records and Meetings Under Georgia Sunshine Laws
GFAF Executive Director Hollie Manheimer, hosted by the Atlanta Press Club
When: Wed February 24 18:45 - 20:15
Where: Commerce Club, Atlanta
Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference
Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference GFAF board member Peter Canfield, chair; GFAF board members Ken Foskett and Richard Griffiths, panelists
When: Fri February 26 08:30 - 17:00
Where: State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
In the spirit of Charles L. Weltner The Weltner Freedom of Information Banquet, which occurs each January, honors the Georgian who has done the most for freedom of information. It is named for the former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court who championed F.O.I. and ethics in state government.
"When there is not openness, corruption grows rapidly." -- Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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