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.
Availability of open data in easily processable formats has given journalists a unique opportunity to conduct comprehensive studies of various issues. Combination of various data sets and programmatic analysis has revealed hidden business connections and interests, information about property and income, illegal dealings, and misappropriation of public funds by public figures and high-ranking officials.
On January 21st, The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the Data Exchange Agency (DEA) organized a meeting on the topic: Development Plan and Future Prospects of the Open Data Platform - WWW.DATA.GOV.GE.
Since the launch of the Georgian Government’s e-petition platform (ICHANGE.GOV.GE), for the first time in two years a petition has garnered sufficient number of signatures, which obligates the Government to review it and respond to its signees.
Freedom of expression is a mandatory precondition for the establishment of a democratic State. Self-actualization of individuals and the development of society becomes impossible without the freedom of expression. Given the role and importance of the freedom of expression in the rule of law, there is a need of creating a legislative framework that allows free exchange of opinions and information.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) continues to hold trainings for journalists and activists. On August 2, 2019, IDFI team visited Batumi and conducted a training for 22 journalists and activists from the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.
On 3-4 July 2019, IDFI held a training in Kvareli for east Georgia media (16 participants; print, online and broadcasting) representatives working on data analysis. The training titled - Working on Open Data for Effective Monitoring of Government Accountability - is part of a series of trainings organized by IDFI as part of the project on Empowering Watchdog Community for Government Accountability.
In June 2019,theInstitute for Development of Freedom of Information [IDFI] with the support of the global philanthropic organization Luminate held two practical trainings for over 30 journalists and activists about the methods and mechanisms of government oversight.
Policy recommendations are the result of extensive research performed in Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia compiled by ePaństwo Foundation and pu- blished in the report alGOVrithms - the State of Play.
|11 March 2020|