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NYDEO: Government transparency in Georgia with GFAF and SPJ at KSU 06/26/17

Posted: June 29th, 2017, 6:00 pm
by Nydia Tisdale

Government transparency in Georgia — How to make good government laws work for you.

Join us for a citizens’ workshop!

Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Kennesaw State University
Social Sciences Building, Room 1017
402 Bartow Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free parking in KSU’s West Parking Deck
Cost: $10 | Register (

The nonprofit Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the KSU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invite you to a session on how to use Georgia’s open meetings and open records laws to learn what’s happening inside your government at the state and local level.

Veteran journalists Ken Foskett of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Jim Zachary of the Valdosta Daily Times will explain how to:

• Access public records for information on government operations at all levels
• Attend public meetings where officials make decisions that affect citizens
• Challenge public officials who don’t comply with open government laws

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation is a membership-based nonprofit 501(c) (3) dedicated to preserving and expanding citizens’ rights to open, transparent government and free speech. Learn more at, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Ga_FAF.

The Society of Professional Journalists is one of the oldest journalism organizations in the United States. Find out more about the Kennesaw State University campus chapter of SPJ by visiting

Valdosta Daily Times editor Jim Zachary and Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Ken Foskett confer before the citizens’ workshop. Nydeo still by Nydia Tisdale.

Kennesaw State University President, former Georgia Attorney General, and former Cobb County Commission Chairman, Sam Olens welcomes everyone to the open-government workshop. Nydeo still by Nydia Tisdale.

Citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale video records Monday’s workshop. Photo courtesy of John McCosh for the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.

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GFAF: Fighting for free speech and government transparency

Posted: July 5th, 2017, 7:00 pm
by Nydia Tisdale

Fighting for free speech and government transparency

By Jim Zachary
& Ken Foskett

PowerPoint Presentation