The term of office of the current Public Defender, Nino Lomjaria, expires on December 8, 2022. According to the 12th priority defined by the European Union, Georgia must “ensure that an independent person is given preference in the process of nominating a new Public Defender (Ombudsperson) and that this process is conducted in a transparent manner”.
On October 18, 2022, Freedom House published an annual report on Internet freedom around the world. In 2022, Georgia obtained a score of 78 out of 100 and was assessed as “Free” in terms of Internet freedom. The country’s score improved by 1 point compared to 2021.
On October 11-12, 2022, the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the National Parliament Library of Georgia and Center of Regional Initiatives - “Bright Future” held a presentation on the issue of repressed people in Ozurgeti and Khoni and a screening of the film "Cemetery of the Shot in Batumi" shot by Radio Free Georgia/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
On October 13, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a roundtable discussion on how to improve legal safeguards and mechanisms for protecting personal data in cyberspace with the participation of personal data and cyber security experts, lawyers, public, private and civil society representatives.
On October 13, 2022, was the presentation of the Solidarity Branding campaign Fruits Heroism funded by the Georgian Information Integrity Program (GIIP)/ USAID.
On October 10, 2022, The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) acquainted Erasmus+ financed study visit participants with the work and achievements of the Memory and Disinformation Studies Direction.
The increase in the quality of education is essential for the country’s economic development. The Constitution guarantees the possibility of education, and it is crucial that the state create equal conditions for receiving education for the population living in the country, regardless of ethnic origin or social group.
On October 4-7, 2022, IDFI and the e-Governance Academy (Estonia) held 1.5-day interactive masterclasses for civil society organisations (CSOs) and public institutions, to collaborate and design proposals to address the challenges digitally vulnerable citizens are encountering in Georgia.
After Russia's invasion in Ukraine, one of the most important challenges for Georgia has been the influx of Russian citizens into the country. IDFI periodically studies and publishes various statistical data related to the border crossing and granting of Russian citizenship in Georgia.
On October 3, the 2022-2023 academic year began for the participants of the master's course of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption. 25 participants selected for the master's degree program, together with 13 students of Ilia State University, will attend subjects including "Management of Anti-corruption Policy in Public and Private Institutions" and "Fighting Corruption - International Actors, Anti-corruption Platforms" for one year.
|26 January 2022|