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Intersection: A Closer Look At Florida’s Sunshine Laws


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Paul Owens & Abe Aboraya. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Florida’s public records and open meeting laws are a valuable tool for journalists. Public records requests can yield crucial information for a news story. But the rules don’t just help journalists- they’re designed to promote civic engagement and help the public get involved in government.

This week 90.7 News is taking a closer look at the state’s government in the sunshine laws. 

First Amendment Foundation president Barbara Petersen joins Intersection along with 90.7’s Abe Aboraya and Orlando Sentinel opinions editor Paul Owens, to discuss the laws around access to information in Florida. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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