IDFI launched the periodic review of Georgia’s economy in 2021. The current review covers the state of GDP, external trade, remittances, FDI, exchange rate, budget, and external debt as of the first 9 months of 2021, as well as projections for the coming year.
The participants of the workshop held within the joint academic program of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the University of Georgia (UG) were awarded with the certificates.
Tbilisi Court of Appeals rejected the appeal of „Media Academy“ and upheld the decision of the Tbilisi City Court, according to which a legal entity of private law („Media Academy”) established by the National Communications Commission was recognized as an administrative body and was obliged to provide public information on the basis of Chapter 3 of General Administrative Code of Georgia.
Since its foundation, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has been actively working on strengthening the accountability and openness of commercial and state organizations, including, in terms of fighting against corruption.
From October 20 to October 22, 2021, representatives of the scientists of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), Deputy Head of the Department of Archeology Tomasz Borkowski, and archaeologist Krzysztof Mikolajczyk visited Batumi at the invitation of the Bishop of the Diocese of Batumi and Lazeti. While there, they inspected the graves of the repressed people from the years 1937-1938. The visit of Polish specialists was organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information.
On October 18, the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption started for the Bachelor’s Degree students of the 2021-2022 academic year. Within a year, 22 students will take courses in Good Governance and Corruption and Public Policy and Corruption.
The purpose of IDFI’s following publication is to review the indicators of the Rule of Law Index in Georgia as of 2021, while comparing them to the previous years, to identify existing challenges, and to reveal underlying tendencies.
In recent years, trends of information manipulation and propaganda in online spaces have been spreading with unprecedented speed and constant alterations of strategy.
From October 11 to October 15, 2021, the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) carried out the major activities at the St. Mathias Apostle Gymnasium-Boarding School in Batumi as part of a project funded by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
On October 15, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) conducted training on effective oversight and data extraction methods for investigative/data journalists.
|22 May 2021|