In the times when the world is fighting coronavirus pandemic, conspiracy theories about the links between coronavirus and 5G technology have become widespread in social media. Such theories are being spread by nonreliable sources as well as celebrities: singer Keri Hilson, singer M.I.A, boxer Amir Khan, TV host Amanda Holden, actor Woody Harelson and others.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) will present the second memorial album dedicated to the distinguished political figure of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia, Benjamin (Benia) Chkhikvishvili, on the occasion of the anniversary of May 26, 2020. The author of the album is director and screenwriter Irakli Makharadze, who previously published books - "Republic of Guria", "The Great Silent", "Georgians in America" and other popular publications. The album presents documents and photographs preserved at the National and MIA archives of Georgia, as well as materials from family collections.
The restoration of Georgia’s independence was preceded by the two important events: the restoration of autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church (12 March 1917) and the establishment of the Tbilisi State University (26 January 1918).
On August 2nd, 2018, the Georgian National Communication Commission (the Commission) established NNLE Media Academy (Media Academy) and granted it the mandate of promoting media literacy in Georgia.
The parliament of Georgia is considering the draft amendments to the Law of Georgia on Public Health in an accelerated manner. The noted draft law is related to the threats caused by the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and after its adoption, relevant agencies will be able to take organizational, legal and other measures aimed to handle the challenges.
Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in collaboration with Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) and Institute for development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) released results of a new survey: “Access to courts, public opinion survey results”. The document presents findings of the survey representative of Georgian-speaking adult population of Georgia regarding attitudes towards access to courts. In particular, the public opinion survey discusses issues related to different aspects of access to courts and attitudes of the population of Georgia.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, most countries have declared a state of emergency, introduced quarantine regime and imposed accompanying restrictions. The state of emergency boosts governments’ authority and empowers them to invoke measures that could not be raised under common circumstances.
On April 24, 2020, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) published the analysis of simplified procurements related to Covid-19, which included medical equipment and use of hotels as quarantine centers from the period of March 18 until April 15.
The Head of Archives, Soviet and Memory Studies Direction at the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Anton Vacharadze participated in the online regional meeting of the memory studies platform - The Sites of Conscience.
In response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19, on March 21, 2020 Georgia declared the state of emergency, which was later extended until May 22. Certain constitutional rights are restricted during the state of emergency.
|31 January 2020|