This article concerns the report and repressions against the Secretary of the Regional Committee of Bashchiketi (nowadays, Dmanisi), Otiani, after the mystic case of the death of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Armenian SSR, Aghasi Khanjian, because Otiani publicly expressed his opinion about Khanjian’s death, which was different from the official party version.
Ensuring citizen participation in the decision-making process is the bedrock on which democracy rests. The development of technologies and innovations made this component highly correlate with the improvement of digital communications, especially when Covid-19 pandemic impacted the cardinal principle of public delivery and demonstrated the crucial importance of digital services.
Effective management of state-owned enterprises remains a significant challenge in terms of the country's economy. Over the years, the inefficient and opaque management policies of state-owned companies have had a significant impact on their financial outcomes.
According to the July-November 2020 IDFI monitoring results within the framework of the project "Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after", the low degree of transparency in Covid-19-related ﬁnancial management can be considered as one of the most important problems.
On March 9, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with support from the European Union (EU), in the framework of the project - Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after - held an online discussion on the Judgement of the Constitutional Court of Georgia of February 11, 2021.
According to Georgia’s official policy toward the occupied regions, the state is responsible to elaborate the proposals and formats for the peace process on the occupied territories and engage in the peace-making process. This policy also encompasses the provision of healthcare for the patients living on the occupied territories of Georgia (the Occupied Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Former Autonomous District of South Ossetia) within the frame of the Referral Service Provision State Program
The Open Data Maturity Report is an annual survey of European data portals. The latest report, published in 2020, is the sixth edition in a series launched in 2015 and assesses the level of open data maturity in the Member States of the European Union (EU27) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
On March 5, 2021, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, theInstitute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Office held the opening event of the joint project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia."
The whistleblowing institution has been in place in Georgia since 2009 and is regulated by the Law of Georgia on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service. In 2015, reforms of the whistleblowing institution and whistleblower protection were carried out and an electronic platform was created that also allows for anonymous disclosure.
On March 4, 2021 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented the study “Challenges of Whistleblowing in Georgia – Legislation and Practice”.
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