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Parliamentary Openness Under Georgian Media Spotlight

Over 20 journalists from leading Georgian media organizations met with members of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group on March 16, 2019 to learn more about the openness related achievements of the Parliament of Georgia.

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The Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group are Discussing 2018-2019 Open Parliament Action Plan & Parliament’s Strategy on SDGs

Open Parliament and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the focus of a three-day discussion on 14-15 March 2019 organised by the Georgia’s Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group with the assistance from the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI).

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High Council of Justice Fully Grants the Appeal of IDFI

On February 27, 2019, High Council of Justice (HCoJ) granted the appeal of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) to abolish its administrative act and obligate the person responsible for public information to provide requested information to IDFI.

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IDFI Launches a Project to Strengthen Good Governance in Georgia with Funding from Global Philanthropic Organization, Luminate

IDFI marked the launch of Luminate funded/new project - Good Governance for Georgia with training of journalists from leading online, print and broadcast media in Georgia. How does the Georgia’s public procurement system work & how to reveal suspicious public tenders was in focus of the training attended by over 22 journalists.

 

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Discussion about Professional Development of Civil Servants: Challenges & Opportunities

Professional development of civil servants in Georgia and the role of educational institutions in this process were the focus of a discussion on 24 January 2019 attended by the international experts and representatives of the Georgian ministries, training centres and civil society.

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Monitoring of Prosecution Reform in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Adjara Regions to be Carried Out by Local NGOs

IDFI successfully trained two contest winner NGOs – Civil Society Institute (CSI) Batumi Branch and Association DEA – on how to monitor the implementation of the ongoing prosecution reform in Georgia. Over the following 8 months, these organizations will carry out their monitoring in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Adjara regions.

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Opening the KGB Archive in Latvia - Useful Example for Georgia

It is important for Georgia to develop legislation of high standards on the freedom and accessibility of information. the country should adopt the "Lustration" law and support the study of totalitarian epoch, archival materials and the youth participation in this process. It is also necessary to specify the concept of "personal data" in relation to archival documents.

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Meeting with Private Sector Representatives

Members of the Working Group on Strengthening Efficiency and Transparency and Promoting Innovative Technologies under the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance met with private sector representatives.

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Council and its Consultative Group Members Discussed Implementation of the Commitments under the 3rd OPAP

Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group discussed the implementation of the commitments under the third Open Parliament Action PlanThe meeting was held with support from the European Union (EU) and UNDP Georgia in cooperation with IDFI.

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Training On Hate-motivated Crimes and Hate Speech for Prosecutors and Journalists

Hate crimes and hate speech was a topic of a two day training organized by IDFI. The training was attended by 35 participants: representatives of the prominent media outlets, the spokesperson of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia and prosecutors of managerial positions.

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