You can be a Dixon Luncheon Sponsor

FOG invites your organization to become a sponsor of our annual fund-raising event celebrating “Your Right to Know.” Each year, our annual luncheon draws more than 300 prominent and influential guests from law, media, government and business. We celebrate successes and honor local open-government champions and you can become involved by becoming a sponsor. The Read More …

Six New Mexicans and one news organization to receive 2019 Dixon Awards

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government will award the 2019 William S. Dixon First Amendment Award to six New Mexicans and one news organization at its luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Albuquerque.  The honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of citizens and organizations in New Mexico who champion transparency and defend the people’s Read More …

IPRA/OMA Bootcamp headed for Taos

Journalists, elected officials and members of the public are invited to attend an IPRA and OMA Bootcamp, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the Taos County Commission Chambers from 1 to 3 p.m. FOG conducts the training seminars to educate and train government employees, journalists and interested members of the public in the importance of transparency. Read More …

2019 Dixon Nomination Form

The online nomination form for the 2019 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award is below. The award is given to those who believe in government transparency at the state or local level – and who have made significant contributions to casting sunshine (transparency) in government operations in New Mexico.  

IPRA Bootcamp

Are your IPRA requests denied, ignored or deemed “overly burdensome?” Learn the key to unlocking public records. Join FOG and the City of Albuquerque on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. We’ll clarify what is a record. We’ll provide tips and techniques to help you access a record. We’ll explore how Read More …

Appeals Court Sides With FOG

The New Mexico Court of Appeals Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling in part and sided with the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) in reaffirming that the awarding of attorney fees is important to enforcement of the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). The decision overturned a finding by a district court that Read More …

Fee policy violates IPRA

Santa Fe, N.M. — April 11, 2019 — The New Mexico Attorney General today issued a determination stating the Santa Fe Regional Emergency Communications Center’s (RECC) fee policy “plainly violates the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA),” and its insistence on charging a Santa Fe reporter $30 for a tape of a 911 call is Read More …