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The 8th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC 2013)

The 8th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC 2013) has taken place in Berlin from 18th to 20th September 2013. The conference was jointly hosted by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Peter Schaar, and the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Dr. Alexander Dix. Ralf Wieland, Speaker of the Berlin House of Representatives, Peter Schaar, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Inf

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Access to Public Information in the Central Public Authorities of Georgia (2011-2013)

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) issued the final 2012- 2013 Report to introduce the transparency rating of Public Authorities in the framework of the Project Public Information Database (www.opendata.ge). We will present the Percentage chart of transparency of the Central Public Authorities. Since the implementation of the project in 2012-2013 the Central public authorities have showed more or less transparency progress we will present the comparative data analysis

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Access to Public Information in Georgia, 2012-2013

On September 12, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) has revealed the most accountable and the most closed public institutions based on the public information disclosure data within the 2012 July to 2013 June period. The IDFI event was attended by Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, Ministries, public authorities, International organizations, DipCorps, representatives of media a

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Access to Public Information in Georgia, 2012-2013

The results of the study encompass the period from July 2012 to June 2013. During the abovementioned period a total of 5625 request for public information were sent to 224 public institutions in the frameworks of the project. Out if the sent request: in 3830 the received information was complete, in 338 - incomplete, in 42 - rejected due to legal reasons, 576 were left unanswered, and in 788 cases the institutions reported that they did not have the information. The study presents the pr

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The most accountable and most closed public institutions will be named by IDFI

On 12 Septemberat 11 AM, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)will name the most accountable and most closed public institutions in context of the public information disclosure at the event, held at Hotel Radisson Blue Iveria. The disclosure of the public institutions have been carried out in the framework of the Project Public Information Database - www.opendata.gewith support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. This is the second year of organizing the acknowled

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Decree of the Government of Georgia ,,About the Form of the Electronic Request of Information and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information“

On 1st September, 2013, the Decree N: 219 of the Government of Georgia About Electronic Requests and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information dated 26th August, signed by the Prime Minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili went into force. The Decree prescribes, significant initiatives, developed with the coordination of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) by the civil society organizations and the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice. Civil Society Recommenda

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Establishment of New Transparency Standards in Georgia

On 26th August, 2013 the Prime Minister of Georgia signed Decree N219 of the Government of Georgia About the Form of the Electronic Request of Information and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information, which went into force from 1st September, 2013. With this legal act, completely new proactive standards were established to ensure the transparency and accountability of state agencies. IDFI, as an active participant in the process of the developing the decree, would like to express its gr

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Decree of the Government of Georgia “About Electronic Requests and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information”

On 1st September, 2013, the Decree N: 219 of the Government of Georgia “About Electronic Requests and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information” dated 26th August, signed by the Prime Minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili went into force.

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Recommendations on improving Mechanisms of the Access of Public Information Acts was presented to the stakeholders

On 29 August, 2014, the public discussion was organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI),with support of USAID G-3 program in the Hotel Sharaton Metekhi Palace. Package of Recommendations on improving mechanisms of the Access of Public information Act waspresented by the members of the Consortium of the Joint project under the USAID G-3 program. The recommendation package has been developed by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Hum

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Civil Society Representatives met with the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice

On July 31st, 2013, the meeting of the representatives of the public agencies of the Ministry of Justice and civil society organization was held with the initiative of the Analytical Department of the Ministryof Justice, USAID, and Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) program and Institute for development of Public Information (IDFI) at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the draft decree of the Government of Georgia (GoG) on Electronic Request of

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