Freedom of information laws will be discussed by three experts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place.
Sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the program is a part of the organization’s Sunshine Week project. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunshine Week, March 15-21, is the annual national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.
The project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Gridiron Club and Foundation. National coordinators are the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
More information is available at www.sunshineweek.org.
The Feb. 25 speakers:
- Keli Rabon is an investigative reporter for 7News. She was the lead reporter for KMGH’s ongoing series “Contrary to the Public Interest” about problems with Colorado’s open records laws. The series received the SPJ Colorado chapter’s First Amendment award in April 2014.
- Jeff Roberts, a former Denver Post reporter, is executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition.
- First Amendment attorney Steve Zansberg of Levine, Sullivan Koch and Schulz, is the CFOIC president.
Metered street parking is available in front of and near the Press Club on Glenarm Place. The meters accept credit cards. Parking is also available in a public lot on the southwest side of the Press Club.