The opinion of IDFI on the Draft Amendments to the Law of Georgia on Information Security.
Today,the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the support of the European Union (EU) presented the 2017-2018 interim monitoring results of the Strategy & the Action Plan implementation by the PSG.
15 participants successfully completed IDFI’s practical training on the Methods & Mechanisms of Government Oversight. The training was held within the grant for Good Governance for Georgia (3G) project from the global philanthropic organization, Luminate and included students, activists and journalists from all parts of Georgia selected via the open call.
On October 15, Parliament of Georgia held the presentation on placing the e-signatures on legislative initiatives and petitions. The implementation of this novelty comes from the recommendation of the IDFI, initiated in the first action plan of the Open Parliament, commitment 1.2, which considered submission of legislative proposals and initiatives to the Parliament of Georgia electronically, implementing its support mechanism through the official website of the Parliament of Georgia.
The participants were welcomed by Giorgi Kldiasvhili, Executive Director of IDFI; Mariam Maisuradze, Program Manager for the EU funded project “Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement”; and Ina Grigalashvili, Human Rights Program Project Coordinator at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF).
After Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union, speedy reforms of the Soviet schools and educational system began. Since the day of its foundation, USSR had been endeavoring to create a centralized educational system which would be based on the Marxist principles and would bring up the new Soviet citizens according to the Communist ideals. During Stalin’s rule, these processes achieved a whole new level and similarly to the other spheres, became a subject to totalitarian control.
Key concepts, ideas, theories & social scientific perspectives on corruption - with this educational Module, Institute for Development of Freedom of Infromation (IDFI) and Ilia State University kicked off the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
IDFI’s held yet another training for journalists and activists from Kutaisi on - Using Open Data for an Effective Government Oversight. The training enabled the participants to learn more on how to identify suspicious public tenders, control state budget execution, request and obtain public information, etc.
Studies of the stories of the repressed persons, their proper commemoration and immortalization is an important and urgent issue in the post-Soviet region.
IDFI and the State Inspector Service held a public discussion about the Draft Law on Personal Data Protection. The event brought together representatives of the State Inspector Service, the Parliament of Georgia, civil society and media organizations to exchange positions and concerns about draft law.