CFOG Brochure

If you’d like a copy of the CFOG brochure, which highlights the mission and work of the organization, it is easy to download – and only two pages.

If printed front-back, it can then easily be folded and shared with individuals who may be interested in learning more about CFOG.  If you need more information, contact us at

Some of the information included in the brochure:

What we do…

Inform the public

CFOG holds public policy symposiums on such issues as privacy and public policy, the Connecticut shield law and secrecy in the state’s judiciary. CFOG publishes a newsletter and maintains its website with news of state and local proposals, decisions, freedom of information and matters related to independent press. The Foundation highlights how Connecticut journalists do their jobs by producing The Stories Behind The Stories of the Year, a well-attended panel discussion.

Educate our students

CFOG sends teams of a lawyer and journalist to high school classrooms across the state to explore the importance of the First Amendment through pointed presentations and broad discussions. Students are taught about the laws that keep meetings open, information accessible and journalism vibrant and unfettered, while the importance of these concepts is reinforced. The Foundation sponsors an annual statewide essay contest for high school students on significant Right-To-Know and First Amendment issues.

Promote open government

CFOG co-sponsors an annual conference for state and municipal officials on freedom of information issues. CFOG remains on continuous alert for official actions in town halls and state offices that threaten to infringe on residents right-to-know and their access to meetings, information and officials.


Why we matter…

The public’s right-to-know how the government operates is one of the fundamental values of the United States, but it takes watchdogs to make sure those ideals are always met. CFOG promotes open government, transparency and accountability. We focus on ensuring citizens are informed, that students understand First Amendment issues, and on raising awareness of best practices for open government and situations where the public’s right-to-know is violated.