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Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group discussed initiatives for the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan

Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group held workshop during July 20-22. In the framework of the meeting the members of the council and the consultative group discussed initiatives and recommendations submitted for the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan for 2020-2021.

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The Concluding Event of the Project - Facilitating Implementation of Reforms in the Judiciary

On July 22, 2020 “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)” in collaboration with “Human Rights Education and Monitoring (EMC)” and “Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)”, held the closing ceremony of the EU-funded project “Facilitating Implementation of Reforms in the Judiciary (FAIR)”.

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22 July is the Commemoration Day of the Victims of Repressions

The Commemoration Day of the Victims of Repressions, 22 July was established by the decree of the President of Georgia in 2002. On the same day in 1937, a great Georgian poet, Paolo Iashvili committed suicide in the building of the Writers’ Alliance.

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Documents about Georgia preserved in the archives of the Yeltsin Center

In Russia, the native Ural district of Boris Yeltsin, city of Yekaterinburg, since 2015, there has been a cultural and educational center named after him ("Yeltsin Center"). The Boris Yeltsin Museum occupies the main part of the center, as well as various departments, the most important of which is the Boris Yeltsin Archive. 11 funds of this archive are available online - it is possible to view the documents and download their copies.

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IDFI's Training for Students, Activists and Journalists

On July 17-19, 15 trainees participated in a two-day practical training organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). Participants explored and delved into the monitoring mechanisms of government activities.

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The Eighth Module of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption has Launched

As part of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, the eighth module was launched on 14 July to provide trainees with information on modern whistleblowing and investigative journalism on corruption.

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Training for the staff of the Supreme Council of Ajara has been completed

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized training sessions “Remote Control and Communication Skills” for the staff of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.

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Ajara Consultative Group on Open Governance Discussed Commitments of the Action Plan

A workshop of the Consultative Group of the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara was held on July 15.

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Sharing experience between the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara (SCA)

On July 14, an online meeting was held between the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara (CSA).

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Independent Inspector Partially Granted the Administrative Complaint of IDFI

On June 15, 2020 the Independent Inspector partially granted the administrative complaint of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information regarding abolishing its individual administrative-legal act and obligating the person responsible for releasing public information to provide requested information to IDFI.