1The Office of Open Government
The Office of Open Government in the Executive Office of the Governor provides assistance relating to the Sunshine law, the Public Records Act, and access to state agencies.
2The Attorney General’s Open Government Mediation Program
The mediation program is established in section 16.60, Florida Statutes, as an alternative for the resolution of public access disputes. The program is voluntary and both sides must agree to consider mediation if the program is to be initiated.
The Attorney General’s Office also publishes and sells the Public Records Guide for Law Enforcement. Additionally, the Office website provides an abridged version of the Government in the Sunshine Manual and Attorney General Opinions.
3The Florida Department of State, State Library & Archives of Florida
Section 119.021, F.S., requires the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, to adopt rules to establish retention schedules and a disposal process for public records. Every agency that is subject to public records requirements must comply with those rules. The Bureau of Archives & Record Management of the Division of Library and Information Services also provides information regarding public records retention and records management.
4The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information/University of Florida
The Brechner Center provides statistical information about public records and Sunshine Law, including a database which tracks violations of the law, and also publishes "The Brechner Report," a monthly report of mass media law in Florida.
5The National Freedom of Information Coalition
The NFOIC is an umbrella freedom of information organization.
6The Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press
The Committee provides legal assistance to journalists and can provide information regarding First Amendment rights.
7The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors
This organization is a resource for journalist and media outlets. The Society works to advance the cause of responsible journalism by promoting and protecting freedom of information and public access.
8The Florida Press Association
The Florida Press Association focuses on protecting freedom of the press and advancing the professional standards of media in Florida.
9The Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to provide assistance to journalists and citizens on a wide array of issues.
10The Sunshine Review
11The Online News Association
12The Art of Access Blog
This blog serves as a companion to the textbook "The Art of Access" and includes posts about access tips and ideas. It also provides FOI resources for journalists and help for the classroom.
OpenTheGovernment.org is a coalition of journalists, consumer, good- and limited- government groups, environmentalists, library groups, labor, and others united to make the federal government a more open place in order to make us safer, strengthen public trust in government, and support our democratic principles. Our coalition transcends partisan lines and includes progressives, libertarians, and conservatives.
14The First Amendment Coalition
The First Amendment Coalition is an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.
15The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service and local bar association lawyer referral services are designed to make it easy for consumer to contact a lawyer. Do you have a legal problem... and don't know an attorney? Call (800) 342-8011. It will place you in direct contact with The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service maintained as a public service by The Florida Bar.