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Are The Current Appointment and The Dismissal Procedures InThe Georgian Civil Service Fair and Transparent?

Author: Irakli Kotetishvili Fair, transparent and politically neutral procedures for appointment and dismissal in the civil service should be one of the main priorities for any government, as it determines the quality of the service provided to the ultimate objective the citizen. Therefore, politically neutral appointment and dismissal procedures in the public sector are crucial. After the elections held on October 1, 2012 it is interesting to analyse the data that has come fro

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Civil Society Forum in Kachreti about “Open Government Partnership (OGP)

On January 11-12, USAID G-3 Program (Good Governance in Georgia) organized the civil society forum (see the list of participants and the agenda) about Georgias participation in Open Government Partnership gathering some 25 representatives of NGO-s and government, as well as independent experts. The civil society forum discussed many important topics concerning Open Government Partnership. The primary topic for discussions was the recommendations developed by the Media Advocacy Coalition

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Institute for Development of Freedom of Information will Collaborate with the Anti-Corruption Council

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information will participate in the work of the interdepartmental Anti-Corruption Council. According to the presidential order about the Anti-Corruption Council, the Institute was asked to become a member of the Council on 9 January 2013. The composition of the Anti-Corruption Council was revised with the initiative of the Government of Georgia. Along with state agencies, sixteen non-governmental and international organizations became

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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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