Nominations are now open for the First Amendment Coalition’s Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year to recognize significant achievement in advancing freedom of information and expression.

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The award recognizes outstanding accomplishment, service or other contributions to the advancement of free expression or the people’s right to know about their government. The winner could be a journalist, activist, blogger, lawyer, news organization, software developer or whistleblower — or any combination thereof, including work by teams. 

The 2019 award went to the California Reporting Project, a statewide collaboration among newsrooms.

The winner or winners will be announced on Feb. 9, 2021, and will receive a $1,000 prize.  Details 

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