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Round Table Concerning the Issue of Proactive Disclosure of Information

On July 18, 2013 hotel Sheraton Metechi Palace hosted a round table organized by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, USAID and Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). The event was dedicated to the issue of proactive disclosure of information. Round table commenced with the speeches of the deputy minister of Justice Aleksandre Baramidze and the deputy director of USAID Good Governance program Maia Gogoladze. Meeting was attended by the representatives of all

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Decree “About the Necessary Measures for the Implementation of the Action Plan of Georgia for the Open Government Partnership”

The Government of Georgia published an official decree “about the necessary measures for the implementation of the action plan of Georgia for the Open Government Partnership”, in which it took into account the recommendations developed by the Civil Society of Georgia, led by IDFI, regarding the action plan of Georgia, sent to the Prime Minister of Georgia on February 5th, 2012.

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Disciplinary Liability in Civil Service

A civil servant is accountable to the state and the society in the process of activities carries out in civil service. Accordingly, not carrying out the duties prescribed by law or carrying out unduly might become the cause of disciplinary action against him. The purpose of the article is the comparative-legal analysis of the regulation of disciplinary liability of civil servants based on Georgian legislation and international practice. The article discusses the regulatory norms ass

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Principles to Consider: Rural Estonian E-Participation and Internet Accessibility

Estonia is a post-Soviet Baltic nation of 1.3 million people, with Russia located on its Eastern border. The past ten years have seen Estonia implement comprehensive e-Government policies providing quality internet access to 70% of rural citizens (Statistics Estonia, 2012). In 2012, Estonia was the highest ranked post-Soviet country in e-Government capabilities by the UN Public Administration Program at 20th overall.

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Conference on Open Government Partnership Gathered the Representatives of NGOs and Experts from Seven Countries

On April 25th, 2013, the National Security Archive (George Washington University, DC) and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized a two-day conference in the Kopala Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Development of e-participation in Georgia - Final Report

Development of e-participation in Georgia - Final Report From 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013 Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in cooperation with Center for Post-Soviet Studies (CPSS) was implementing a project Development of e-participation in Georgia with the financial support of the grant Partnership for Change, within the framework of the USAID program of East-West Management Institute Public Policy, Advocacy and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G

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Georgian Citizens detained by Russian Occupational Armed Forces

IDFI has received official information from the Ministry of Interior of Georgia, about the Georgian citizens detained by Occupational Army of the Russian Federation for crossing the occupation line. As we learn from the received document, a total of 1110 Georgian citizens have been illegally detained by the occupational forces in the period between 2009 June 2013. 474 of them have been detained at Tskhinvali occupational line, and 636 near Abkhazia. The most peo

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E-Participation Mechanisms on the Web-pages on Public Institutions – Final Report

Monitoring of communication mechanisms of the web-pages of public institutions detected the following tendencies: In most cases government institutions use their official pages inefficiently. This e-resource is not perceived as tool of communicating with the citizens and providing their involvement in political processes; Mainly institutions just share news about their own activities and pay less attention to evaluating the activities and getting feedback. Very few of the institutions

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Presentation of Final Results of the Project “Development of e-Participation in Georgia”

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information in cooperation with the Center for Post Soviet Studies will present the final results of monitoring of official Facebook and web-pages of public institutions on June 25th, Tuesday, at Courtyard Marriot. Presentation will cover the concept of citizen platform www.ichange.ge, rating of public institutions according to the communication mechanisms of their e-resources and recommendations for improving bilateral communication be

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The results of January-April monitoring of official Facebook pages of public institutions

Since October 1st government institutions showed progress in e-democracy sphere. The majority of the institutions that had closed Facebook walls and were unavailable to be contacted via Facebook message, already fixed the problems and provided more tools for communicating with the citizens. Also, public institutions became more active in interacting with the citizens. Most of them frequently respond to the questions and comments of the citizens. Despite the above mentioned, problems an

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