Statements

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Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform Statement On Russian Federation’s Aggression Against Ukraine

Georgian civil society condemns the aggression unfolded by Russian Federation against the sovereign European country of Ukraine. The Russian government started interfering with the internal affairs of Ukraine earlier during the mass protests going on in Kiev and other cities. The Russian law-enforcement bodies, advisers, consultants and high rank officials directly participated in planning and implementing the anti- protest measures. The Russian Federation did not recog

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NGOs appeal to the Prime Minister

In September of 2011 Georgia joined the international initiative Open Government Partnership OGP, initiated by the president to the USA Barack Obama. The Open Government Partnership is a very important platform for developing the openness, accountability and transparency of the government, as well as enhancing citizen engagement, innovations and technologies through government-society cooperation. There are 60 countries in OGP. In April of 2012 Georgian government presented

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STATEMENT OF THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP GEORGIAN CIVIL SOCIETY NATIONAL PLATFORM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE

The civil society of Georgia is deeply concerned about the tragic events going on in Ukraine. We express our sincere condolences over those killed during the latest events. For the past two months, the Ukrainian government has been neglecting peoples legitimate and peaceful demands. Moreover, the government adopted the draconian laws restricting civil rights of citizens thus provoking protesters and contributing to escalating mass tensio

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Staffing the Board of Supervisors of the GPB Came to a Standstill - Statement of the Media Advocacy Coalition

Media Advocacy Coalition expresses concern regarding the fact that the process of staffing the Board of Supervisors of the Public Broadcaster came to a standstill. The parliamentary majority and the members of the Parliament not in the majority should have presented six candidates yesterday, but the National Movement presented only two, and the majority only one. We think that the work of the Public Commission for selection of candidates was distinguished by impartiality, co

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Public Statement spread by the CSOs across the Globe to the OGP

On 17 December, 2013 a Public Statementsigned by more than 100 organizations across the world, included Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) from Georgia sent to the Co-Chairs of the Open Government Partnership OGP, the OGP Steering Committee and OGP members States. The Public Statement refers to the concern on disproportionate surveillance practices across the globe and the request to promote more transparency. These practices erode the checks and balances on w

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Address to the Prime Minister of Georgia

December 12, 2012 It should be noted that one of the most important topics in the country policy nowadays is the development of the final revision and implementation of the concept for the reform of civil service. The development of the standards, instructions and other methodical or normative documents and projects of legislative initiatives for civil service is part of the responsibilities of the Civil Service Bureau. Apart from this, the competencies of the Bureau inclu

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Statement of IDFI concerning the Crime Statistics Published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

As you are informed, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has issued the nationwide crime statistic data. IDFI welcomes the initiative of the ministry to make the society familiar with this information; however, it is notable that the Ministry does not provide the categorization of these data according to the types of crime. IDFI addressed to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in April 12, 2013 with the request of detailed statistics, but ministry refrained from publicizing the

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IDFI Calls on the Ministry of Education and Science

On 3rd December, 2013, the Ministry of Education and Science announced a competition to finance the Master Degree Study- Research projects. The Close out of the announced competition is today on 5th December. It is appreciated to announce this type of initiative to fund the projects, however, the two day deadline to submit the proposals raises the doubts of transparency and possibility of fairness of the process. Such a short deadline, in total 2 days, is not enough only to write the pro

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Legal Expert Vacancy at IDFI

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) announces an opening for the position of the legal expert. Project title - Public Information Database- opendata.ge. Project duration - 2014-2015. Read about the project on the following website: www.opendata.ge Salary: 1275 GEL net a month Work description - the project lawyer is responsible for: Processing received information and provision of the web-resource www.opendata.ge with information; P

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Statement of IDFI on the web-site of the Administration of the President of Georgia

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information welcomes the update of information about Giorgi Margvelashvili, new President of Georgia on the official web-page of the President of Georgia. As of today, biography, information about meetings and speeches, responsibilities and other key information regarding the head of the state are published on the official e-resource of the Administration of the president of Georgia. However, unfortunately, the web-page no longer contains the l

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