GFAF in the News

GFAF is a resource to media organizations throughout Georgia. Here are the latest news stories featuring GFAF sources.

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2018

October

WSB-TV: City of Atlanta settles abuse of open records claims with AJC, WSB-TV

September

AJC: Opinion: Welcome moves toward transparency

WSB-TV: Group dedicated to easy access to open records approves of new law

Daily Report: Judge Bodiford honored for open courtrooms

Marietta Daily Journal: Cobb Superior Court judge wins freedom of information award

August

AJC: Buford schools apologizes over slurs in tape

AJC: Bottoms releases summary of investigation into disputed $40k payment

July

AJC: Watchdogs: Atlanta skirting records law in probe of $40,000 payment


June

AJC: Payday lending group loses lawsuit over record release

WSB-TV: Atlanta City Hall does not face criminal charges in records probe


May

AJC: Were Rosanne Barr’s free speech rights violated when Disney fired her?

AJC: Failure to release subpoena may have broken Georgia records law

WSB-TV: Open records advocates say GBI’s criminal investigation into City of Atlanta pointing higher and higher


April

WSB-TV: Texts show top Reed aide pressured officials to delay records release

AJC: Two AGs known for transparency hired in Atlanta open records case

GSU Signal: Will governor sign campus speech bill?

AJC: Georgia’s top candidates: Make harassment complaints publicly available


March

Daily Report: First Amendment group seeks fix to e-filing legislation as it nears a vote

AJC: Torpy at Large: The stench of Atlanta City Hall’s “POO” strategy

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Catoosa County’s use of executive session questionable

AJC: Federal lawsuit targets Georgia policy blocking gun control protest

Dalton Daily Citizen-News: Jim Zachary: Open government is the best government

WSB-TV: “Drag this out”: Texts reveal Reed administration’s effort to keep public records from WSB

WALB News 10: GA Supreme Court vacates Grinstead gag order


February

Milledgeville Union-Recorder: EDITORIAL: Keep lottery transparent

Daily Report: Bar tackles sex harassment, fake news and gun control

KSU Sentinel: Georgia Supreme Court case involving KSU study could have impact on open record laws

AJC: Court hears arguments about open records in payday loans case

AJC: Georgia Senate passes bill that would give lottery winners anonymity

The Brunswick News: News groups’ petition to court is right


January

AJC: The Jolt 1/29

Decaturish: Open government advocates question alteration of Avondale City Manager’s contract