On May 14 Ministry of Justice hosted the meeting with the representatives of the non-governmental organizations. Participants discussed the commitments taken within the frames of the 2014-15 action plan; NGOs presented their recommendations regarding some of the commitments.
Public information data-base www.opendata.ge displays the information requested by IDFI from various public bodies regarding the financial management of these institutions.
On 27 March 2014, the Parliament of Ukraine finally passed the draft law No 0947 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine in relation to the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On Information" (new version) and the Law of Ukraine "On Access to Public Information, as a whole. The President of Ukraine signed it on 17 April 2014. In terms of enhancing right to information, it appears a landmark law for Ukraine developed and advocated by the Media Law Institute experts with other fellow professionals for almost three years.
At the Event organized with the support of INDP IDFI presented the Public information database - www. opendata.ge.
Analyses of the information about the expenses of 2013 (bonuses, representative costs, roaming service costs, information about the vehicles on the balance) obtained from the Administration of President of Georgia
On April 14, 2014 Radisson Blu Iveria hosted the Inter-Agency Anti-corruption Coordination Council of Georgia (agenda). The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Justice of Georgia Thea Tsulukiani.
Within the framework of the international initiative Open Government Partnership NGOs have prepared recommendations for the government of Georgia and presented them on February 5, 2013. According to these recommendations Georgian CSOs called on the following persons to publish their asset declarations: Heads and deputy heads of every Legal Entity of Public Law (LEPL) Deputy heads of sub-agencies Heads and deputy heads of departments and agencies of the ministries
Within the scope of the project “Promoting Internet freedom in South Caucasus” IDFI has been conducting comprehensive research of various directions of internet freedom, which aims at giving better understanding of the existing conditions and challenges in Georgia.
Topic of the research is the request of public information and the ways of its publication channels. The research covers issues regarding legal wording analysis, institutional design and publication schemes.
By Freedominfo.org The US House Feb. 25 voted 410-0 to pass a bill (H.R. 1211) intended to improve the operation of the Freedom of Information Act. No similar bill exists in the Senate, but the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a hearing on FOIA on March 11. FOIA advocates are hoping that a Senate bill will deal not only with process issues, but also make more fundamental changes regarding exemptions that are considered too restrictive. The House FOIA Oversight and Im
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