Video and Audio

Click the links below to watch some of the FOI Foundation’s most recent YouTube uploads or online open government events hosted by other organizations. Or visit our channel  to see the entire FOIFT video library.

View video recordings from the FOIFT 2021 state conference in Austin:

Panel: Law enforcement transparency – Where do we stand?

Panel: Texas Legislature – Looking Ahead

Panel: Pro tips – Managing information roadblocks

Spirit of FOI Awards Presentation

James Madison Award presentation honoring Patrick Canty

Luncheon Keynote: Interview of Texas Land Commissioner and AG candidate George P. Bush, by Bob Garrett of the Dallas Morning News; preceded by FOIFT board president Arif Panju remembering FOI hero Ralph Langer

Other video and audio:

Sunshine Week 2021: Regaining Trust in Texas Government, hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation on March 18, 2021, and including participation by the FOI Foundation of Texas

Law Enforcement Transparency Webinar, hosted by the FOI Foundation and ACLU of Texas Feb. 24, 2021

2020 FOI Foundation of Texas Awards and Highlights Show

Open Government: Closed Until Further Notice, Oct. 22, 2020 online event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation; panelists included attorney Arif Panju, vice president of the FOI Foundation

Ensuring Government Transparencies During Emergencies, Oct. 7, 2020, online panel hosted by Sen. Judith Zaffirini and co-sponsored by FOIFT

KSAT-TV Q&A with attorney Paul Watler of the FOI Foundation board about releasing police body camera footage, broadcast on Sept. 21, 2020

2019 FOI Conference: Keynote Speaker Senator Kirk Watson

2019 FOI Conference: Sen. Kirk Watson presents the James Madison Award to Kelsey Erickson and Katy Aldredge

2019 FOI Conference: Texas Legislature – Restoring Transparency, Protecting Free Speech

2019 FOI Conference: Police Accountability and the People’s Right to Know

2019 FOI Conference: Successful Transparency Strategies and Best Practices

State Bar of Texas conference, 2018: An Open Government Seminar panel “Emerging Issues in Open Government – A Media Perspective.  

2018: A Capital Tonight segment featuring Laura Prather and Rep. Giovanni Capriglione.

2018: An Open Government Symposium hosted by The City of Austin. 

2018 FOI Conference: Sunshine Coalition – Why We Need It

2018 FOI Conference: Information Roadblocks and Reporting Difficult Stories

2018 FOI Conference: Former Sen. Don Adams presents the James Madison Award to First Amendment Attorney Laura Prather

2018 FOI Conference: Keynote Speaker Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

2018 FOI Conference: Free Speech on Campus – Are There Limits?

A panel discussion hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation on March 29, 2018, moderated by former FOI Foundation board member Ross Ramsey 

Sen. Kirk Watson delivers the keynote speech and accepts the 2017 lawmaker of the year award. 

Rep. Giovanne Capriglione accepts a lawmaker of the year award.

Jim Maroney accepts the James Maddison award. 

2017 FOI Conference panel “Real News vs. Fake News.

2017 FOI Conference panel “Texas Court Records: The Path to Online Access.” 

2017 FOI Conference panel “What Happened in the 2017 Legislature? What’s Ahead?” 

Future of the Public Information Act Panel at the 2016 FOI Conference. 

Lias Falkenberg’s keynote speech at the 2016 FOI Conference. 

Don Adams and Mark Updegrove at the FOIFT Conference in 2015.

Board Member Joe Larsen speaks on Transparency Debate Regarding San Antonio City Council Closed-Door Meeting

Executive Director Kelley Shannon explains why open government is worth the fight

Executive Director Kelley Shannon speaks to KVIA in El Paso about FOIFT seminars 

The Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey interviews Wallace Hall at the FOIFT Conference in 2015

Don Adams and Mark Updegrove speaking at the FOIFT Conference in 2015

Robert Decherd speaking at the 2014 FOIFT Luncheon Honoring Robert & Maureen Decherd

FOIFT Board Member Mark Lisheron on Capitol Tonight: Fair pay fight gets personal

Is a Free Press at Risk Without a Well Functioning Freedom of Information Act?

Todd Hunter
2013 FOIFT State Conference + Awards Luncheon

Sen. Wendy Davis, D – Fort Worth
Keynote Address – 2013 State Conference + Awards Luncheon

Rudy England
Gavel Awards 2013 – FOIFT State Conference + Awards Luncheon

Bob Moore
2013 FOIFT State Conference + Awards Luncheon

Check out other broadcasts and videos below featuring the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Laura Prather, our FOIFT legislative co-chair, discusses the fate of open government after the 84th Legislature with Time Warner Cable News.

Laura Prather discusses open government legislation with News 8 Capital Tonight. Find her segment at 16:18.

Our Executive Director, Kelley Shannon discusses the importance of open government and plugs the FOIFT Open Government traveling seminar to El Paso’s ABC Channel 7.

Shannon speaks to Capital Tonight about transparency in state government as part of YNN’s coverage of bills passed during the 83rd regular legislative session. (Second video on page).

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