Part 1 – Public Records Resources
FLORIDA OPEN GOVERNMENT WATCH
A new video series has been published by http://www.FOGWatch.org and is now available on-line. This video series “Your Right To Know: A Primer On Florida’s Public Records Act” is available free of charge and is intended to be a resource for citizens, the media, public agencies and government contractors.
The series is divided into two sections (The Basics of Public Records Access and A Brief History of Public Records Access In Florida) and eleven parts for a total of just over 68 minutes.
Section 1 The Basics of Public Records Access provides an overview of what the Public Records Act permits citizens and the media to have access to and the basic obligations of public officials in responding to a public records request. Section 2 A Brief History of Public Records Access In Florida discusses, among other things, important public records cases and how those decisions impact the public’s right of access.
Section 1 The Basics of Public Records Access
Part 1 – Public Records Resources (5:35)
Part 2 – What is a public record? (7:10)
Part 3 – What is an agency? (7:23)
Part 4 – What conditions may be placed upon access to public records? (4:12)
Section 2 A Brief History of Public Records Access In Florida
Part 5 – The Legislature (4:26)
Part 6 – The Voters (3:14)
Part 7 – The Courts: Giving the Public A Hard Time (5:25
Part 8 – The Courts: Clever Tricks (6:19)
Part 9 – The Courts: Let’s Be Reasonable (6:52)
Part 10 – The Courts: Important Questions Answered (8:21)
Part 11 – The Courts: Playing Games (9:59)
Please feel free to use the videos as you wish and to share them with other folks who are interested in open government.
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Here’s hoping that Floridians who are being stonewalled on records request will find helpful information in the posted video, and the links to other videos.