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Self-Assessment Reports and IRM

A number of countries have released their self-assessment reports on their participation in the Open Government Partnership and the completion of their respective action plans so far. Thirty-two countries have already published their reports, most of them in English and some available in their respective languages, specifically Colombia, Dominican Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel and Paraguay.

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Whistleblowers in Civil Service: International Practice and Georgia

Whistleblowers in Civil Service: International Practice and Georgia (In Georgian) The goal of the study is to evaluate the regulation and court practice regarding the whistleblowers in civil service. The first part of the article discusses the legal regulation of whistleblowers on the basis of the comparison between the legal norms of Georgia and different countries. The second part of the article consists of the analysis of the practice of the European Court of Human Rights regarding

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Whistleblowers in Civil Service: International Practice and Georgia

The goal of the study is to evaluate the regulation and court practice regarding the whistleblowers in civil service. The article presents the main direction and recommendations for improving the legislation and practice regarding whistleblowers in Georgia.

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Digital Broadcasting Switchover - Challenges and Problems in Georgia

Digital Broadcasting Switchover - Challenges and Problems in Georgia The study from IDFI contains those main recommendations that should be reflected in the policy document for the transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. We think that those risks that might threaten the media development and freedom, diversity and the health of the media environment in general will be reduced to a minimum if the abovementioned

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Digital Broadcasting Switchover - Challenges and Problems in Georgia

The study from IDFI contains those main recommendations that should be reflected in the policy document for the transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. We think that those risks that might threaten the media development and freedom will be reduced to a minimum if the abovementioned suggestions are taken into account.

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Statement of IDFI on the web-site of the Administration of the President of Georgia

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information welcomes the update of information about Giorgi Margvelashvili, new President of Georgia on the official web-page of the President of Georgia. As of today, biography, information about meetings and speeches, responsibilities and other key information regarding the head of the state are published on the official e-resource of the Administration of the president of Georgia. However, unfortunately, the web-page no longer contains the l

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Statement of IDFI on Governmental program “For Strong, Democratic, United Georgia”

On November 20, Government of Georgia released Governmental program For Strong, Democratic, United Georgia. In this document, among some program directions, major principles of the Reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are laid down. It is emphasized that Significant attention will be paid to the systems providing accountability and transparency of the Ministry, including establishing/improving systems for proactive disclosure of public information. Institute for Developmen

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IDFI joins the petition against planned changes in the “Law on Cultural Heritage”

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) signs the petition initiated by the civil society against planned changes in the Law on Cultural Heritage. Initiators of the petition negatively estimate the draft law presented by the Government and appeal the Parliament of Georgia for rejection of the proposed legislative amendment. Planned changes in the Law on Cultural Heritage make possible the removal of the status of the Cultural Heritage from the monument under such v

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Discussion of IDFI and DVV International on “Generation 1989”

On November 11, office of dvv International hosted the discussion Generation 1989. The meeting was a joint endeavor of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information and dvv International. The discussion aimed at enhancing the public interest towards this issue and supporting the start of analysis of the events taking place back then. Speakers of the discussion were film critic Gogi Gvakharia and Philologist, member of New Rights party Pikria Chikhradze. The hi

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A Workshop was Held at the State Audit Service

On 20th November 2013 a workshop regarding the effectiveness of the professional education system was held with NGOs and other representatives of the civil sector in the State Audit Service. The aforementioned meeting was attended by the representative of IDFI, Goga Tushurashvili. During the meeting the Head of the Effectiveness Audit Department presented the problematic issues related to the professional education system. The participants expressed their opinions and offered suggestions

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