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IDFI Invites You to the Transparent Public Procurement Rating 2020 - Report Presentation and Online Discussion

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) is pleased to invite you to the Presentation and Online Discussion of Transparent Public Procurement Report (TPPR) 2020.


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The Supreme Council of Ajara started the implementation of the 2020-2021 Open Governance Action Plan

The Supreme Council of Ajara (SCA) started fulfilment of its obligations in accordance to the 2020-2021 Open Governance Action Plan.


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Review of the Media Critic Platform

On August 2nd, 2018, the Georgian National Communication Commission (the Commission/GNCC) established NNLE Media Academy (Media Academy) and granted it the mandate of promoting media literacy in Georgia.


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Evaluation of the Work of the Freedom Charter Committee in 2017-2019

In 2020, IDFI still became interested in the work of the “Freedom Charter” commission in 2017-2019 and addressed to the State Security Service. According to the information received from the State Security Service, in 2017-2019, the commission addressed to the 37 competent persons to eliminate the communist totalitarian and fascist symbols and propaganda (0 cases in 2017, 5 cases in 2018 and 32 cases in 2019).

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Expanding the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)is a global standard for the good governance of natural resources, including gas, oil, metals, and other minerals. 

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Online Discussion on the Issues Related to the First Mass Grave of the Victims of the Soviet Regime in Adjara

On 22 December, online discussion regarding issues related to the first mass grave of the victims of the Soviet regime in Adjara, organized by the Institute for Freedom of Information (IDFI) and Society “Memorial” was held.

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IDFI’s Online Conference on Local Self-Government: Major Takeaways and Outcomes

On December 18, IDFI held an online conference – Strengthening Good Governance Principles at the Local Level. The conference aimed at exploring challenges, planned reforms, needed interventions, and innovative approaches at the local level in terms of transparency, quality of governance, delivery of municipal services, and citizen participation

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IDFI Calls for the Prime Minister of Georgia to Increase the Subsidy for the Repressed Individuals in the 2021 State Budget

In the nearest future, the 10th Parliament of Georgia will vote for the Legislative Proposal on the 2021 Budget of Georgia. The increase of the 7 GEL living subsidy for the persons recognized as the victims of political repressions (hereafter: repressed individuals) still is not included in the budget.


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Parliaments as Partners for Open Government Reform (OGP Virtual Study Tour)

On 9-10 December, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) organized online conference which had the format of virtual study tour. Virtual study tour aimed to exchange the experience on parliamentary openness;

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IDFI Delivered a Statement at the Pre-Session of the UN Universal Periodic Review

On December 8, 2020, the pre-session of the 3rd cycle of the UN Universal Periodic Review was held in a virtual format where the representatives of non-governmental organizations and the public defender’s office informed the Permanent Missions to the UN about the human rights situation in Georgia. 

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