The Tbilisi City Council budget has doubled over the past years and amounted: in 2011 - GEL 6,072,200; in 2012 - GEL 6,131,800; 2013 - GEL 10,029,700; 2014 - GEL 13,351,400; 2015 - GEL 13,633,300; 2016 Budget Plan - GEL 14,052,000.
The Campaign This Affects You responds to the leak of a wiretapped recording of a phone conversation between the general director of Rustavi 2 Nika Gvaramia and a leader of a political party. The campaign member non-governmental organizations find this latest case of wiretapping to be deeply concerning. The campaign calls on the government to take steps to combat secret surveillance and illegal wiretapping.
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary responds to recent developments at the Constitutional Court of Georgia. According to the Coalition, the current situation creates an impression of a deliberate attempt to delay court proceedings on the so-called ‘high-profile cases’, which negatively affects stakeholders and public trust towards the Constitutional Court.
According to the 2016 Global Innovation Index, Georgia has received a score of 33.9 (out of a 100), increasing its result insignificantly compared to the previous year (33.8). In terms of ranking, Georgia gained 9 positions compared to 2015 and currently holds the 64th place among 128 countries. The country scored high in institutional structure and regulatory policies but low on government and private sector support of education and research, and limited use of innovations by business.
18 Non-Governmental Organizations singed a Declaration of Transparency, through which each organization commits to periodically publish information about their planned and completed activities, timeframes, donor organizations and amounts of funding on their individual websites as well as on a common online platform.
Coalition for Media Advocacy responds to the decision of the Board of Trustees on conducting exit polls by State TV Channel together with the following TV stations: Imedi, Maestro and GDS. The Coalition calls for the State Channel to change the decision and divert all the resources to timely, adequate and unbiased coverage of the processes.
20 non-governmental organizations have announced the launch of the Coalition for a Euro-Atlantic Georgia. The Coalition’s mission is to contribute to the building of a free and independent state, where human rights are duly protected and institutions function efficiently. To achieve this, civil society organizations said they will concert their best efforts and closely cooperate with each other to expedite Georgia’s full integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.
2016 UN report on e-Governance shows that the situation on e-Participation has worsened and on e-Governance has insignificantly improved in Georgia. Therefore, Georgia dropped of 5 places in the world’s ranking.
IDFI's policy paper reviews the characteristics of Kremlin propaganda in Georgia, its results, main messages and their impact on Georgian society, distributors of Kremlin propaganda, and the Georgian government's current approach to this problem. The document aims to highlight the risks and challenges that accompany Kremlin information war and the necessity to develop and implement a state policy to counter it. It contains recommendations on specific measures the Georgian government can take to counter the Kremlin's information war.
Tbilisi Court of Appeals fully satisfied IDFI’s appeal against the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Namely, IDF requested the Ministry to disclose the detailed information on administrative expenses.
|31 January 2019|