On June 10, 2021, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the University of Georgia.
With the aim to widen and strengthen IDFI’s research scope and areas in disinformation research domain, sync our research focus and topics with the other experienced organizations from Central and Eastern Europe, IDFI’s disinformation and memory studies direction organized a roundtable discussion on June 1, 2021.
IDFI systematic monitoring has made a significant contribution in identifying key trends and problems in access to public information, implementation of effective public control mechanisms, and development of public sector accountability and open governance.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presents the third Memorial Album dedicated to the distinguished political figure of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia, Grigol Lortkiphanidze (1881-1937).
The global pandemic and related restrictive measures, along with parliamentary election and following political crisis, impacted the personal data protection landscape in Georgia, hindered the expected legislative advancements and fulfillment of GoG's commitments.
For over a year Georgia has been trying to deal with a pandemic caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus. The effects of this endeavor have left no domain of social relations untouched. The spread of the pandemic most severely affected basic human rights, as it was their restriction that became the main tool in the fight against the pandemic.
The Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group held a workshop during May 20-21. In frames of the meeting the members of the council and the consultative group discussed initiatives and recommendations submitted for the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2021-2022.
In 2018, Article 17 of the updated Constitution of Georgia received a new amendment, according to which "everyone has the right to access the Internet and use the Internet freely". As such, the amendment means that the state has a positive obligation to make the Internet widely available. IDFI actively advocated for this amendment to the Constitution of Georgia.
In 2020, in light of the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of opaque and irrational management of budget resources increased significantly. The current situation significantly increased such risks due to public procurements conducted without tenders, increased foreign funding, and more.
IDFI has been working on the critical rethinking of the 20th century and historiography in Georgia. With the same purpose, on 7 May, IDFI held the webinar “Georgians and the Second World War : the National Tragedy and the Soviet Triumph”.
|20 April 2019|