IDFI recently presented the study “ Russian capital in Georgian Business”, that represents those Georgian companies that are owned by Russian citizens.
During 2009-2015 period russian occupational armed forces detained 2 117 Georgian citizens for illegally crossing the border.
On May 14th, Akaki Tsereteli State University hosted a meeting in order to support the parliamentary transparency, openness and citizen participation within the scopes of the project - “Supporting Parliament of Georgia Involvement in Open Government Partnership”.
As it has been revealed, the major part of the information which has been subject to dispute between IDFI and MoF at different instances of courts for one year now, was included in the financial check report of State Audit Office (SAO). The Inconsistencies highlighted in the report confirmed the suspicion of IDFI that the reluctance of the Ministry to disclose the data was motivated by the aim of keeping the information on the inadequacies secret.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and International Black Sea University signed a memorandum on March 13, 2015.
Participants of the meeting discussed the importance of access of the ethnical minorities to the webpage and to the documents of the Parliament of Georgia
On May 7-8, 2015 a conference “Central and Eastern European e-Democracy and e-Governance Days” was held in Budapest. Georgia was represented at the conference with two papers.
In March 2015 IDFI referred with FOI requests to every Ministry and their Sub-agency in Georgia. In total 1185 requests were sent to 19 Ministries and 49 Ministry Sub-entities. It should be emphasized that 22.9% of the requests were ignored by the public institutions. High number of the ignored requests is explained by the fact that three Ministries and nine Sub-entities did not provide any response on our questions.
On Friday, 8th of May the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information hosted press secretaries of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
The study reveals the companies, established in Georgia but owned by Russian citizens. The study is based on the official documents and news spread through the media.