Elected officials, First Amendment advocates explore open government issues at Legislative Breakfast

L-R: State Rep. Wendell Willard, GFAF board members and First Amendment lawyers Tom Clyde and Peter Canfield and Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid, and CNN lawyers Drew Shenkman and Emily Avant.

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s 2017 Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 26 at CNN drew a crowd of attendees interested in open government issues in Georgia. A panel of public officials, media representatives and First Amendment lawyers dove into hot topics, among them access to police body camera videos, judicial oversight, drones and privacy and citizens’ rights to public records.

Check out video clips from the event:

  • VIDEO: CNN’s Emily Avant explains how the news network is working with regulators to balance access to drone-collected video with privacy concerns.