Within the framework of the international initiative Open Government Partnership NGOs have prepared recommendations for the government of Georgia and presented them on February 5, 2013. According to these recommendations Georgian CSOs called on the following persons to publish their asset declarations: Heads and deputy heads of every Legal Entity of Public Law (LEPL) Deputy heads of sub-agencies Heads and deputy heads of departments and agencies of the ministries
Open Gov Story by the Director of IDFI, Giorgi Kldiashvili When we started monitoring access to information in Georgia, the percentage of responses were only 40%. In three years it raised up to 95. We had the plan to promote and provoke government to lead to proactive disclosure of information and it was done. After three years of the project in 2012, we had finally legislative changes related to proactive disclosure of information. Freedom of information legislation was demanded
Starting from March 15, 2014 Georgian Government will be conducting the public consultations throughout the country. These meetings aim at informing the society about the planned events that will take place over the next two years and that will contribute to providing the open and participatory governance. These meetings aim at increasing public involvement, collecting their ideas and opinions in order to ensure that the plan and the events meet the citizens needs. The meetings a
Starting from March 15, 2014 Georgian Government will be conducting the public consultations throughout the country. These meetings aim at informing the society about the planned events that will take place over the next two years and that will contribute to providing the open and participatory governance.
Georgian civil society condemns the aggression unfolded by Russian Federation against the sovereign European country of Ukraine. The Russian government started interfering with the internal affairs of Ukraine earlier during the mass protests going on in Kiev and other cities. The Russian law-enforcement bodies, advisers, consultants and high rank officials directly participated in planning and implementing the anti- protest measures. The Russian Federation did not recog
Within the scope of the project “Promoting Internet freedom in South Caucasus” IDFI has been conducting comprehensive research of various directions of internet freedom, which aims at giving better understanding of the existing conditions and challenges in Georgia.
Internet Freedom in Georgia Report N2 When the engineers and scientists started another attempt to increase defense during the Cold War, and eventually sent their first tests of data packets between interconnected computers in the early 1960s, probably very few could have imagined the impact that internet has on daily lives of billions of people nowadays. With the Cold War and its threats long ceased to be on the agenda, internet has gradually spread to virtually all aspects of huma
Topic of the research is the request of public information and the ways of its publication channels. The research covers issues regarding legal wording analysis, institutional design and publication schemes.
IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) and ELSA (European Law Students Association Georgia) signed Memorandum of Understanding
By Freedominfo.org The US House Feb. 25 voted 410-0 to pass a bill (H.R. 1211) intended to improve the operation of the Freedom of Information Act. No similar bill exists in the Senate, but the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a hearing on FOIA on March 11. FOIA advocates are hoping that a Senate bill will deal not only with process issues, but also make more fundamental changes regarding exemptions that are considered too restrictive. The House FOIA Oversight and Im
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