This document comprises IDFI’s views of fulfilling Georgia’s international obligation, that concerns to guaranteeing every citizen with free or low-cost access to the digital broadcasting.
Author: Ucha Seturi Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili References and beneficiaries of a state policy aimed at subsidizing Georgias transition to digital broadcasting A state assistance policy related to digital broadcasting switchover implies measures taken in the following two main directions: towardsend users, who are in need of a state assistance both because of the social and physical conditions (financing special and other appliances that are adapted to their needs, information supp
On March 7th of the current year, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development presented the landmarks of the policy of Georgia transferring to digital terrestrial broadcasting and the vision of the issue to the Prime Minister of Georgia. The meeting was attended by the representatives of ministries, broadcasters and NGOs. Ucha Seturi, and expert of IDFI who leads the subgroup working on social issues of the Council for Transition to Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting created in the
January, 2013 Author: Ucha Seturi Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The research presents information on the ways of financing the final users and operators of the broadcasting sphere by the government and is based on the European legislation, practice and explanations of the European Commission, which are realized both in the experience of the EU member states, and the strategies of digitizing of other European countries. Recommendations for State Aid Strategy of Digital Switchover
December 2012 Author:Ucha Seturi Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The research presents proposal of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on Digital Broadcasting Policy. The following topics are covered: 1. Defining references for digitalization policy 2. Selection of an optimal model 3. Developing proposals for digital broadcasting standards 4. Defining issue of using sole frequency and multifrequency network (network topology) 5. Devel
In October 2011 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information started a project called Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts within the frameworks of the Civic Initiative for an Independent Judiciary program of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF). The main goal of the project was the monitoring of the e-resources of the system of the Georgian courts and increasing the level of transparency and accountability in the activities of the Georgian
The project Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts has been implemented within the framework of the program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) Civic Initiative for an Independent Judiciary, which has been financed by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through East-West Management Institute (EWMI). Within the framework of the research official web-pages of 16 courts of Georgian court system have been monitored, the level of their info
Above mentioned research was implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information in cooperation with the Center for Post-Soviet Studies (CPSS) in the framework of the program of the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) Policy, Advocacy and Civil Society Development in Georgia. The contents of this research do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. To display the major problems and challenges in the field of the e
The project Monitoring of Information (Internet) Resources of Public Authorities of Georgia was funded by Open Society Foundations (OSF), Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) and the National Security Archive. 104 public authorities were monitored in its framework. According to the research results of 104 public authorities of Georgia: The average degree of the transparency of the web-pages of public authorities is 13.91%, and the average degree of technical operability is 39.7%.
By Levan Avalishvili Levan Avalishvili is co-founder and chairman of the board of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and Director of the project Public Information Database www.opendata.ge which is intended to promote transparency and accountability of state authorities and access to public information in Georgia. Published at Democracy and Freedom Watch: http://dfwatch.net/proactive-transparency-in-georgia-18428 The Institute for Development
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