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Recommendations for State Aid Strategy of Digital Switchover

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

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The Openness of Government Meetings in Georgia or the Necessity of Bringing the Georgian Government out of “Shadow

Author:Constantine Janjghava The Openness of Government Meetings in Georgia or the Necessity of Bringing the Georgian Government out of Shadow -Comparison of Practices - Georgia and the United States of America. The following paper deals with the concept and practice of the openness of government meetings. The main question that needs to be answered is the following: Should the meetings of the Government of Georgia be open as a rule? To answer this question, first of all, it is co

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Proposal of IDFI on Digital Broadcasting Policy

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

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IDFI is incorporated in elaborating the transparency strategy of the Ministry of Defense

Institute for Development of Freedom of Informationtogether with The Young Lawyers Association of Georgia, International Transparency Georgiaand Media Coalition is incorporated in elaborating the transparency strategy of the Ministry of Defense. The first meeting with the NGOs, working on transparency of Ministry of Defence,was heldon January 10, 2013 This meeting was attended by the minister of Defense Irakli Alasania, deputy ministers and other officials of the mini

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Meeting with the Prime Minister and the Civil Society Forum

Sandro Rochikashvili On 14 December the Prime Minister of Georgia met the representatives of the Media Advocacy Coalition to discuss the current processes of the country and future plans. The Coalition, which was an active participant in the development of Georgias action plan for Open Government Partnership, includes 12 NGOs (including IDFI). The goal of the Coalition is strengthening the role of media and protecting the interests of media owners and journalists. One of

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Discussion about the usage of social networks in Georgia

11 December, 2012 Institute for Development of Freedom of Information conducted discussion in the framework of the project Development of e-Participation in Georgia. In the beginning of the meeting the organizers presented the results of monitoring of Facebook pages of 19 public institutions, 10 political actors and 6 media representatives. The presentation was followed by discussion. Discussion was attended by the journalists, NGO representatives, bloggers and others, interest

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Funds Spent on the Construction of the New Parliament and the Scheme of Funding

Today, at 3 p.m. in the office of Open Society Georgia, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented detailed information and analysis about the funding of the construction of the new parliament building, which was prepared on the basis of the information received from the Ministry of Finance and other public institutions, to the representatives of the media. According to the information received from the State Service Bureau, a total of 347 194 772 GEL was

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Researching the best practice of access to the public information

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) published the surveys carried out in the framework of the project Researching the best practice of access to the public information. Project was being implemented during March-May 2012 with the support of USAID program Good Governance in Georgia (G-3). Main objective of the project was improving transparency and the quality of effective governance of following administrative agencies: Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Civil S

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Freedom of Information: Legislation and Practice

Freedom of Information: Legislation and Practice - Georgia, United Kingdom (Scotland), United States ofAmerica, Estonia Comparative Analysis. Author: Eliso Chabrava Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The following study is comparative analysis of Georgian and international legislation the United Kingdom (Scotland), the United States of America, Estonia) prepared within the framework of a project Research on the Effectiveness of the FOIA Provisions in Georgia, implemented by the Institut

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Letter of Gratitute of the IDFI to the National Security Archive

In November 2012, Institute for Development of Freedom of information (IDFI) received 10 000 USD as an organization development grant from the National Security Archive. The National Security Archive is the first and very important partner organization of IDFI and the Institute was founded with the direct support from the National Security Archive. The Institute has been receiving support from the NSA for 3 years and IDFI has conducted projects, organized conferences and workshops in

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