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IDFI’s Comment on the TV Coverage Prepared by the Television Channel 9

On February 25th the TV company Channel 9 spread the coverage titled Monthly Bonuses, in which the following was mentioned: Non-governmental organization Institute for Development of Freedom of Information spreads scandalous information. Gaga Mkurnaladze, David Chakua, Giorgi Avsanjishvili this is incomplete list of the persons, who received double or quadruple salary bonuses by the end of the month. The amount was paid according to the personal decision of the ex-Minister Kalmakhelidze

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OVESSG v. Austria - Obligation of Public Institutions to Process Public Information

Decision of the Tyrol Real Property Transactions Commission to refuse information request of an NGO constitutes interference within right to receive and impart information. The complete refusal and commissions choice to hold a monopoly on information, made it impossible for the applicant to carry out its task and is thus not justified as being “necessary in a democratic society” (para. 47).

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Exhibition of Stalin Lists in Rustavi

On 14 February 2013 an exhibition prepared by IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) was opened in the Rustavi Historical Museum - 1937-1938 Repressions: Stalins Lists on Georgia Unique documental and photo materials reflecting the tragic events of 1937-1938 Georgia were presented on the exhibit. The materials were acquired by IDFI in the archives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, its Analytic Department, the Georgian Memorial Society and the family ar

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The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): the Right of Access to Public Information

Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 The purpose of the article is to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) regarding the right of access to public information. The article reflects a changing approach of the ECHR for recognizing the right of access to public information for years and contains analysis of the standards established by the Court, which the Members of the Council

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The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): the Right of Access to Public Information

Date: 18 February, 2013 Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 The purpose of the article is to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) regarding the right of access to public information. The article reflects a changing approach of the ECHR for recognizing the right of access to public information for years and contains analysis of the standards established by the Court, which the

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Electronic Communication Strategy of Governmental Institutions

The development of e-governance doesnt only mean improving the quality of state administration, but foremost it implies the increase of government accountability, transparent governance and introduces contemporary communication mechanisms between the government and society by actively involving citizens in social and political life. Georgia has made significant progress in terms of developing e-governance. According to the survey, conducted by United Nations, by 2012 Georgia improved

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Electronic Communication Strategy of Governmental Institutions

13 February 2013 Author: Marika Ketchakmadze Editor: Levan Avalishvili The development of e-governance doesnt only mean improving the quality of state administration, but foremost it implies the increase of government accountability, transparent governance and introduces contemporary communication mechanisms between the government and society by actively involving citizens in social and political life. Georgia has made significant progress in terms of developing e

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Recommendations Presented to the Prime Minister

The final draft of the recommendations discussed in the previous blogpost was presented to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, on February 5th. These recommendations for the action plan for Open Government Partnership were developed by eighteen non-governmental organizations, including the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (for the full list of the organizations, see the last page of the recommendations).

 

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Research of the Best Practices of Access to Public Information - Ministry of Justice of Georgia

Research of the Best Practices of Access to Public Information - Ministry of Justice of Georgia - Georgia, United Kingdom (Scotland), United States of America, Estonia Comparative Analysis. Authors: Levan Avalishvili, Marine Kechakmadze, Tamar Iakobidze, Teona Turashvili, Giorgi Kldiashvili Editor: Levan Avalishvili The following study is comparative analysis of Georgian and international legislation the United Kingdom (Scotland), the United States of America, Esto

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Research of the Best Practices of Access to Public Information - Ministry of Heathcare and Social Security of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara

Research of the Best Practices of Access to Public Information - Ministry of Heathcare and Social Security of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara - Georgia, United Kingdom (Scotland), United States of America, Estonia Comparative Analysis. Authors: Levan Avalishvili, Marine Kechakmadze, Tamar Iakobidze, Teona Turashvili, Giorgi Kldiashvili Editor: Levan Avalishvili The following study is comparative analysis of Georgian and international legislation the United Kingdo

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