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Access to Government Information

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.

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IDFI and ELSA signed Memorandum of Understanding

IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) and ELSA (European Law Students Association Georgia) signed Memorandum of Understanding

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US House Approves Bill to Improve FOIA Operations

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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Third Forum of Open Government Partnership

On March 5, Ministry of Justice hosted the third Open Government Partnership forum.

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IDFI was mentioned in the annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices by U.S. Department of State for the second time

Country Report on Human Rights Practices by U.S. Department of State: Georgia The research conducted by IDFI has been mentioned in the annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices by U.S. Department of State for the second time (see the 2012 report). The annual country reports are prepared based on facts provided by U.S. embassies and posts worldwide and give comprehensive overview of human rights in almost 200 countries. The reports are widely used by U.S. government in

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IDFI has made an administrative complaint against Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information has made an administrative complaint against Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. The Ministry answered only two requests out of fifteen completely. The rest of the requests were either ignored or answer did not comply with the requests. IDFI considers that the arguments brought in the response of the Ministry cannot prove the reasonability of not providing the information. Accordingly, IDFI demands that M

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Practice of E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure in Public Institutions

Practice of E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure in Public Institutions The August 26 decree of the government of Georgia #219 about the E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure was enforced on September 1, 2013. In the present research, conducted between January 21, 2014 and February 21, 2014, IDFI attempted to display how the institutions complied with the commitments. In this period IDFI studied the proactive disclosure of information o

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Practice of E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure in Public Institutions

The August 26 decree of the government of Georgia #219 about the ‘E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure” was enforced on September 1, 2013. In the present research, conducted between January 21, 2014 and February 21, 2014, IDFI attempted to display how the institutions complied with the commitments.

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Round table meeting – OGP Implementation- E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure

On February 26 2014 Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the financial support of USAID program Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) organized a round table meeting concerning the issue of OGP Implementation- E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the administration of the President, Ministries, other public institutions and NGOs. The meeting was opened by the chief of party of USAID program G

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The renewed opendata.ge has been launched

The renewed opendata.ge has been launched on February 27, 2014 the most voluminous online database in Georgia. The portal serves to improve level of transparency and accountability of the government. By the initiative of OSGF, opendata.ge has been transformed into a single portal of NGOs involved in promoting freedom of information and since now, it will unite public information requested and collected by Institute for Development and Freedom of Information (IDFI), Georgian Young L

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