On November 12th the Russian news agency “RIA Novosti” announced that “Sputnik”, information and analytical radio station of “Rossiya Segodnya” [Russian: "Россия сегодня"] started broadcasting in Georgia . According to “RIA Novosti”, the programs will be in Georgian language and will be aired for four hours at the initial stage. However 24-hour broadcasting is planned for the future.
On September 18th 2014 Albania adopted the new Freedom of Information Law, which replaced the legal act applicable in the country from 1999. The New Right to Information Law of Albania, is assessed by many experts as one of the most important steps taken towards transparency and accountability, bringing the legislation in line with the best international standards in the region and beyond. The most important changes introduced by the new legislation are listed in the post.
We are closely following the latest political developments in our country.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has fulfilled the obligations taken under Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan 2014-15 and has proactively published on its official website unprecedented statistics on surveillance.
In the year of 2014 IDFI has referred to the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, Investigations Service of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the request to provide us with the information on the number of investigations launched on the bases of articles 158 and 159 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. For the detailed ifnormation on the responces received please reffer to the full text of the post.
On February 7th, 2014, Government of Georgia has approved the Action plan and recommendations about Digital Terrestrial Switchover in Georgia. As a result, after IDFI’s active advocacy work, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has completely changed the strategy which was presented in March 2013.
In October 2013 IDFI renewed its project Public Information Database – www.opendata.ge with the financial support of Open Society Foundation Georgia. Within the auspices of the current project, IDFI has undertaken to assess the access to information practice in different public entities in Georgia. Similar to the activities performed during the previous project, IDFI continues to request information from public entities and assess their rating of access to information.
At this point, IDFI presents its research on the topic of access to information at state universities of Georgia.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), founded in 2009, is a non-entrepreneurial, non-commercial legal entity. IDFI is committed to enhance the development and the implementation of the democratic values, also supports government agencies via academic-research activities and drawn-out analytical works and recommendations.
On 20-21st of October, 2014 IDFI delivered discussions titled “Control Your Government” at Rustavi and Gori Civic Engagement Centers. The discussions are conducted in the framework of the project “Enhancing E-Skills of Controlling Government among Young People”.
According to the memorandum, both sides are obliged to share information to determine and fulfill joint objectives better. They will cooperate in preparation of interim reports, video clips, informational guidelines and in conduction of communication campaigns.
|17 February 2021|