Publications

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Information on Salaries, Bonuses and Communication Expenses of Government Officials Opened to the Public

Information on Salaries, Bonuses and Communication Expenses of Government Officials Opened to the Public On December 16, a new internet portal of public information www.opendata.geopened. The web page provides information on budgets, reserve funds and payroll funds of different ministries as well as bonuses received by ministers and other public officials. Communication and fuel expenses of government officials

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Presentation of the Project Publishing of Collection of Archival Documents

On November 9th, 2010 IDFI organized a presentation of the Project Publishing of the Collection of Archival Documents (financed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia) at the 2nd Department of the Archive Administration of the Ministry of Interior of Georgia (former Archive of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Georgia). His Excellency, Gnther Bchler, Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia,Deputy Head of the Mission Dr. Anita Schlchter Roth and the Director of the Heinrich B

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International Conference in Georgia (Kvariati)

On October 23 through 26 Adjara (Kvariati) was hosting the First International Conference Georgia in the XX Century: In the Files of the Georgian Security Archive. Topics such as:openness of the archives, archives of the Soviet period, archival document stored there and more importantly, scientific research studies conducted based on these documents, Georgian history of the 20th century, and history of the Soviet 

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Training on the Practice of Requesting Public Information and International Experience Sharing.

On October 22 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a special training for those concerned about the requesting public information issue. The meeting was held at the office of the Open Society Georgia Foundation and was opened by Giorgi Kldiashvili, the Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information. Training was conducted by Thomas Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive (the United States of America), Ivan Pavlov, Chairman of the

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The First Meeting of the Media Club

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

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Presentation of the new project Monitoring of Governmental Agencies Informational Recourses

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

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International Conference in Aghrevan (Armenia) on Freedom of Information

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

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International Conference in Georgia

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

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E-Governance in Georgia: World Tendencies

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.

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Freedom of Information and Internet Regulation in Georgia

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

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