On April 2, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) met with public relations professionals from nearly 20 Georgian ministries to discuss the effectiveness of the governments electronic communication platforms. IDFI presented its research about the topic and identified strategies to improve the e-communication of public institutions. IDFI analyzed the e-participation mechanisms on the webpages of 23 Georgian public institutions, inc
On March 22nd IDFI received a letter dated March 19th from the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia which contained a response to the recommendations of the civil society, which were sent to the Office of the Prime Minister from the CSOs on February 5th.
IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) has been monitoring 23 public institution web-pages as well as the web-site of the administration of the President of Georgia in the frames of project Development of e-Participation in Georgia. Monitoring was conducted according to the 2012 UN E-Government Survey and Evaluating the parameters of information transparency on the official web-pages of public institutions elaborated by IDFI in 2011. Project group devel
1. April 2013 Author: Salome Chukhua Editor: Levan Avalishvili E-Participation Mechanisms on the Web-pages of Public Institutions IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) has been monitoring 23 public institution web-pages as well as the web-site of the administration of the President of Georgia in the frames of project Development of e-Participation in Georgia. Monitoring was conducted according to the 2012 UN E-Government Survey and Evaluating the parameter
By Nikolaj Nielsen BRUSSELS - Swedens ministry of justice says the EUs draft data protection law could upset the delicate balance between transparency and privacy in its own national law on access to documents. With a regulation there is a need to make it perfectly clear that member states may keep their national rules on access to documents, said David Torngren, an official at Swedens ministry of justice, in an email on Tuesday (19 March). Torngren described the
Information received from the Social Service Agency, LEPL of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, is already available on the web-site. The Agency has ignored request about state cultural events. The information provided about bonuses is incomplete, since the information is not given by months. Instead, only sums of bonuses of public officials are provided. In all the other cases the provided information is complete. As it became clear from the rec
Information received from the National Security Council of Georgia is already available on the web-site. The information provided about bonuses and reports on release of public information is incomplete, since the bonuses are not given by month, and the reports submitted to the Administration of the President of Georgia and the Parliament of Georgia are not provided. In all the other cases the provided information is complete. As it became clear from the received information, fr
Information received from the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia is already available on the web-site. The agency ignored request about reports on release of public information. In all the other cases the provided information is complete. As it became clear from the received information, the general director of the Agency, Nikoloz Vacheishvili received bonus of 61 850 GEL in 2012. In September he received 12 500 GEL as a bonus, while in October
Success of digital television largely depends on affective informational campaign, especially on regional and local level. Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia is responsible for execution of digitalization and correspondingly, of all other related services, including informational campaigning. The main task of the ministry is to affectively plan and implement necessary activities towards whole process of digital switchover in Georgia.
During 8 months of the project Public Information Database-www.opendata.ge IDFI has addressed public authorities with the total of 2193 requests, 1325 of which have been replied completely. Out of 2193 requests sent by the Institute 337 have been left unanswered, 168 have been answered incompletely, there were 18 cases of refusal and in the rest 345 cases the public authorities stated that they either did not have the requested information, or had not carried out the specific action (e.g. pro
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