Freedom of Information
The Iowa Newspaper Association is a staunch advocate of maintaining the state of a free press in Iowa. INA celebrates the importance of freedom of information as a benefit to all Iowans.
INA works with the Iowa Freedom of Information Council to promote the First Amendment and openness in government.
The IFOIC has created the Openness Defense Fund to provide support for litigation and educational programs to better acquaint Iowans with the Iowa laws on meetings of governmental agencies and on access to government records.
If you would like to find out more about Iowa’s open meetings laws or the rights journalists hold, visit the Iowa Freedom of Information Council website where you'll find the Open Meetings, Open Records Handbook as well as other FOI resources.