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Round Table on Topic Digital Switchover

Institute for Development Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a round table on topic “Migration of the local broadcasters to the digital broadcasting platform – Challenges and issues connected to the process”; the round table was organized in frames of the project “Supporting and Monitoring of the Transition to Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting in Georgia”, on August 7th, 2014, at “Frontline Club”. 

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Statistical Information on the Surveillance Conducted by the Prosecutors Office

In March, 2014 IDFI published analysis of disclosing the statistical data on surveillance on example of various public institutions. In the mentioned article we noted that in response to the request submitted by IDFI in February, concerning various statistical data on surveillance conducted in 2012-2014.

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Georgia Elected as Member of OGP Steering Committee

This year, for the first time after 2011 OGP steering committee was elected by the member states. 11 states had been competing for 8 seats, including Georgia. The results of the elections, which took place on July 30, had been declared on August 4. USA, Brazil, UK, Philippines and Tanzania got re-elected, while Georgia, Croatia and France joined the committee for the first time.

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Data from Kakheti for 2013

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) continues to provide different public information received from Self-governmental authorities of Georgia. Information received by IDFI is now accessible on www.opendata.ge (public information database).

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2014-15 Action Plan and the Recommendations Elaborated by the Non-governmental Organizations

Georgia joined the global initiative of Open Government Partnership in September of 2011. Within almost three years Georgia managed to adopt and implement the first Action Plan (2012-13), participate in the OGP Steering Committee elections and adopt the second Action Plan (2014-15)

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Special State Protection Service of Georgia and IDFI signed the memorandum of understanding

Special State Protection Service of Georgia and Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) signed the memorandum of understanding on August 1, 2014. 

 

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2013 Data from Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region

Institute for development of freedom of Information keeps providing divers public information received from Self-governmental authorities of Georgia. Information received to IDFI is now accessible on www.opendata.ge

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Migration of the local broadcasters to the digital transmission platform – Challenges and Analysis of the Situation

In July 2013, IDFI suggested the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia a strategy of digital switchover of the regional and local broadcasters. 

 

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Civil Service Recruitment

The civil service recruitment procedures have significantly improved after the adoption of the relevant decree by the Government of Georgia on the 20th of July this year. Overall the legal guarantees of the recruitment process being conducted in an objective and impartial way has been strengthened by the legislation. Nevertheless in the process of comparing Georgian legislation with international practices (the UK and Estonia) it was found that the legislation regulating civil service recruitment issues in Georgia needs further improvements, hence our recommendations are as follows.

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OGP Steering Committee Elections and Georgia

Open Government Partnership Steering Committee is comprised of the representatives of the governments and civil society, who are working in close coordination with the aim of preserving the high standards of OGP and long-term sustainable development. This year, for the first time after 2011, OGP steering committee will be elected through voting among the member states. Georgia is one of those 11 countries, seeking the Steering Committee membership.

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