Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tx.) has introduced legislation that appears to allow cosmetics manufacturers to keep product complaints reported to the federal government secret. The legislationm (H.R. 575), appears to allow the executive branch wide latitude to determine through regulation what agencies must require manufacturers to disclose publicly.Read More
Who we are
News Media for Open Government is a broad coalition of news media and journalism organizations working to ensure laws, policies and practices preserve and protect freedom of the press, open government and the free flow of information in our democratic society.
January 18, 2017 -- After more than a decade of work to advance government transparency, the Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI), a coalition of nine leading journalism associations, is today announcing a new name and broadened focus on threats to newsgathering and open government. Going forward SGI will be known as News Media for Open Government.Read More
Frivolous Lawsuits Against Protected Speech
Federal law should protect free speech by protecting people from frivolous lawsuits intended to keep people or organizations from speaking up in public.
A cornerstone of independent journalism is a journalist's ability to protect sources.
The Freedom of Information (FOIA) is most important law ensuring the public has a right to the information held by government. NMOG works to advance solutions to FOIA's longstanding problems, such as delay, lack of investment, and inefficiency.