Partner organization of IDFI Freedom of Information Foundation (Saint Petersburg) has been subject to systematic pressure from the government of Russia in the recent period. The Foundation was established in 2004 and was one of the first partners of IDFI.
IDFI has prepared a newsletter summarizing organization's activities in January. Short reviews of research and posts, published on IDFI's website or blogs are represented in the newsletter.
Manon prepared in depth journalistic work through this project. One of the works was about main challenge - unemployment in the country. Representatives of large industrial enterprises and small business spoke about difficulties they face in the process of working and therefore, this hinders them to employ more people.
In a few days, the Parliament of Georgia will hold the second hearing to discuss the bill on State Secrets; the author of the bill is an inter-agency working group, and the initiator is MP Irakli Sesiashvili (GD - Democratic Georgia). The bill, if passed, will replace the legislative act, adopted in 1996.
Ketevan Krialashvili was actively involved in the “Georgia 2020” project from the selection stage of the participants.
We are concerned about the oppression on civil society organizations. Crack-down on the part of CSOs, who aim to defend democratic values, promote freedom and equality as well as creation of European systems of the governance, has become particularly active lately.
The main themes for the Forum will be the Implementation of the Strategic Development Documents as a way of sustainable socio-economic development for post-soviet countries, regional security and energy challenges of Georgia for the year of 2020 and the state of the state-building process in Georgia and its impact on the attainment of the Georgia 2020 goals.
On January 30th, IDFI and Telavi State University within the scopes of the project Georgia 2020 conducted a lecture.
DFI, Grigol Robakidze University and Bremen University, with the financial assistance of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany within the scopes of the Project - Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 – Strengthening Public Involvement (ZigB) – offered students series of lecturing course. Four days lecturing course was conducted by Bremen University PHD student Sebastian Tideman.
On January 22nd, 2015 the Prosecutor’s Office filed an appeal against the decision of Tbilisi City Court. On 23rd of January, 2015 Tbilisi Appeals Court rendered a decision on the appeal. The judge did not take into consideration arguments of the Prosecution and did not amend the decision of the first instance court on the suspension of criminal prosecution.
|17 February 2021|