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  • The Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s 20th Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Banquet

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s 20th Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Banquet

  • Thu, October 27, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Silverbell Pavilion of the Emory Conference Center, 1615 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA



    Annual Weltner Freedom of Information Celebration!

    The Georgia First Amendment Foundation is honoring the Cox family with our 2022 Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Award to recognize their more than eight decades of dedication to high-quality local journalism and open government in our state.

    The award will be accepted by Cox Enterprises Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Taylor, who will deliver the keynote speech at our Weltner Banquet.

    Taylor will be introduced by Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Kevin Riley.

    Jane Hansen, former AJC journalist and recently retired public information officer for the Supreme Court of Georgia, will be recognized at the banquet as an Open Government Hero for her work supporting public access to courts and her impactful investigative reporting. 

    Hansen will be introduced by former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears.

    Learn more about the history of our Weltner Award and see past honorees at gfaf.org/events/weltner-awards.



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