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First Amendment Coalition hosts contest [US]

First Amendment Coalition hosts contest [US]

Posted on August 29, 2018

Deadline: 

October 31, 2018

Journalists, bloggers, lawyers, news organizations, software developers and community activists can apply for this award.

The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) is accepting nominees for its Free Speech and Open Government Award. The award seeks to highlight exemplary work in the arena of open government.

Applicants must advance government transparency. Works may cover access to public meetings, public records, the courts, government data; defense of citizens’ right to speak; defense of journalists’ rights; defense of the right to “blow the whistle” and alert the public to government misconduct; and others.

Winners will receive will a US$1,000 cash prize to be presented at the 141st Annual Winter Meeting of the California Press Foundation, Dec. 6 in San Francisco.

The deadline is Oct. 31. Self-nominations are accepted.

For more information on how to apply, click here.