The first meeting of the Media Club initiated in the framework of the Public Information Online Resources Database project financed by the Open Society Georgia Foundation was held on October 1st in the office of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information. During the meeting media representatives were informed about the major objectives of the project that comprises displaying different types of public information on the Institutes web-site. Furthermore, it was noted that
On September 28 in connection with the International Right to Know Day the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information held a presentation of the new project Monitoring of Governmental Agencies Informational Recourses funded by the Open Society-Georgia at the Office of the Open Society-Georgia Foundation. The project aims to make a new web-page where public information obtained by the organization will be thematically stored in the Institutes online database for public access. Th
A second International Conference on Freedom of Information was held in Aghrevan (Armenia) on July 11 through July 14. The first similar meeting took place in Telavi in May, 2009 (http://www.idfi.ge/?cat=newstopic=50=en). The organizer of the conference was the National Security Archive (USA), and the host organization was the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (Armenia). The participants invited to the conference from Georgia were non-governmental organization working on the issu
On July 17 the Archive Administration of the Informational-Analytical Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia was visited by the Director of the National Security Archive Mr. Tomas Blanton and the Director of the Russian Programs Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya. The director of the National Security Archive Mr. Tomas Blanton, the director of the Russian Programs Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya and the director of the Institute for Development of Free
Ketevan Rostiashvili Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor E-Governance in Georgia: World Tendencies Development of newest digital technologies, especially development of Internet with unprecedented zoom and use, faces administration of government and arranging principles toward the new tasks. Implementation of digital democracy and electronic governance is a result of unprecedented increase of informational technologies and communications in western states.
Freedom of Information and Internet Regulation in Georgia (Legal analysis) The subject of active debates of XXI century society is the development and improvement of appropriate and effective mechanisms for perfect functioning of information freedom. Against a background of rapidly developing Internet technologies the stated issue gains more importance, which in turn requires the development of corresponding legislative base, fitting the existing reality and social requireme
On May 4th 2010 Several regional newspapers ran a blank front page on May 3, which marks the World Press Freedom Day, with a headline "Give us public information". Over dozen of regional newspapers said in a joint statement that the move aimed at highlighting the problem their journalists were facing in obtaining information from the state structures under the freedom of information legislation, which is in force in Georgia since 2000. In the statement,