Media, Internet and Innovations

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Georgia in the UN E-Government Survey – Review of 2020 Results

Georgia’s scores in terms of e-government and e-participation have slightly improved in the UN E-Government Survey 2020. Although the country has dropped by 5 positions in the e-government ranking, it advanced by 7 positions in the e-participation ranking. 

 

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IDFI's Training for Students, Activists and Journalists

On July 17-19, 15 trainees participated in a two-day practical training organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). Participants explored and delved into the monitoring mechanisms of government activities.

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Statement of the Media Advocacy Coalition

According to the information published by the State Security Service of Georgia, an investigation is launched regarding the news story broadcasted by TV Channel Mtavari. In its statement, the State Security Service accuses TV Channel of disinformation and qualifies the action as a criminal offense – Sabotage.

 

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Draft law on Amendments to the Law on Information Security Returned to the Second Hearing

On June 22, 2020, the Committee on Legal Affairs of the Parliament of Georgia discussed draft law on amendments to the Law of Georgia on Information Security at the third hearing. Based on the proposal of the initiator of the bill, MP Irakli Sesiashvili, the Committee supported the issue of returning the draft law from the third hearing to the second hearing at a plenary sitting.

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Georgian Parliament should not support Draft Amendments to the Law of Georgia on Information Security

Today, the Georgian Parliament discusses Draft Amendments to the Law of Georgia on Information Security, initiated by MP Irakli Sesiashvili for second reading. Civil society organizations issued a statement concerning the problematic issues in the proposed version of the amendments as soon as the bill was initiated.

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The National Communications Commission of Georgia Encourages Limiting Access to Public Information

On August 2nd, 2018, the Georgian National Communication Commission (the Commission) established NNLE Media Academy (Media Academy) and granted it the mandate of promoting media literacy in Georgia. 

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Internet Usage and Accessibility Tendencies in Georgia

In 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared that it considers access to the Internet a human right, which guarantees that “everyone has the right to freedom of thought and speech”. The Internet is one of the most powerful instruments of the 21st century for increasing transparency, access to information, and for facilitating active citizen participation in building democratic societies.“ – declares the report. 

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Internet Usage and Accessibility Tendencies in Georgia

The lack of Internet access can cause serious impediments and inconveniences for individuals, especially during such a period. Despite this, based on the data as of 2018, two-fifths of Georgia’s population does not have Internet access.

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Training on "Cyber-hygiene for Security"

With the collaboration of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and LEPL Data Exchange Agency (DEA), on April 21, representatives of DEA conducted the online training on cyber security for the employees, and for the participants of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, of IDFI.

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Presentation of Open Data Toolkit and Awarding Ceremony of Analytical Article Contest

On February 26, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented the Open Data Toolkit and awarded the winners of the contest of analytical articles.

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