Nominations sought for FOI Oklahoma awards

Ponca City Now - February 8, 2016 12:22 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Freedom of Information Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its annual awards program which recognizes individuals and organizations that promote the First Amendment.

The awards include the Marian Opala First Amendment Award to an Oklahoman who promotes education about or protection of individual rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. There is also the Ben Blackstock Award presented to a non-governmental person or organization that has shown a commitment to freedom of information and the Sunshine Award to a public official or governmental body that has shown a commitment to open meetings and open records.

A Black Hole Award recognizes those who oppose the dissemination of public information.

FOI Oklahoma was founded 26 years ago to educate the public on the First Amendment and openness in government.

 

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