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IDFI hosted the delegation of experts from Tajikistan working on the anticorruption strategy

Photo album A delegation of experts from Tajikistan working on the anticorruption strategy visited Tbilisi on 16-19 January. The event was organized by Open Society Foundation of Tajikistan and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). The purpose of the visit was to familiarize themselves with the reforms for the purpose of overcoming corruption, the anticorruption strategy and new projects of Georgia, and to share experience in this field. The Tajikistan d

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Delay in Proactive Disclosure of Public Information

On September 1, 2013, the 26th August №219 Decree of the Government of Georgia about electronic request for and proactive disclosure of public information entered into force. According to the mentioned decree, before December 31, 2013, the administrative bodies of the government were obliged to create a public information page and publish the 2013 public information in the list attached to the decree on their websites. The decree also contains a section that states that the information

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Implementation of Proactive Disclosure of Public Information in Georgia

Proactive disclosure of public information has been one of the most important commitment taken by Georgia within the frameworks of the Open Government Partnership. After extensive consultations, meetings and discussions, with the active support of United States International Development Agency (USAID) and Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), the Government of Georgia finally issues a decree regarding proactive disclosure in 2013.

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Policy Discussion on the Open Government Partnership Georgia

On 26th December, 2013, with the support of the USAID G- 3 program, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized a policy discussion initiated by the AntiCorruption Council of Georgia at the Hotel Sharaton Metekhi Palace. The Policy discussion was devoted to the evaluation report of the Open Government Partnership OGP 2012- 2013 Action Plan and the development of the OGP 2014- 2015 Action Plan of Georgia. The meeting was attended by the representatives of publ

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Round Table on 2014-2015 Action Plan of Georgia for Open Government Partnership

On December 26, 2013, a round table discussion regarding the Open Government Partnership (OGP) was held in the Sheraton Metekhi Palace Hotel. The discussion was organized by the United States International Development Agency (USAID) within the frameworks of the Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) program.

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Georgia as One of the Primary Examples of Successful Implementation of Proactive Disclosure

Freedom of information is a very important part of open governance, and as such plays one of the key roles for the governments around the world that strive towards more openness, transparency and accountability within the frameworks of the Open Government Partnerships (OGP). Many organizations involved in the initiative, either at an international or local level, specialize in freedom of information. Recently, two internationally recognized organizations specialized in right to information, A

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Georgia as One of the Primary Examples of Successful Implementation of Proactive Disclosure

Freedom of information is a very important part of open governance, and as such plays one of the key roles for the governments around the world that strive towards more openness, transparency and accountability within the frameworks of the Open Government Partnerships (OGP).

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Public Statement Spread by the CSOs Across the Globe to the OGP

On 17 December, 2013 a Public Statement signed by more than 100 organizations across the world, including Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) from Georgia, was sent to the Co-Chairs of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the OGP Steering Committee and OGP member States.

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Demonstration to honor the memory of victims of 1937-38 Stalin repressions

On December 21, on the birthdate of Joseph Stalin, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information organized symbolic demonstration to honor the memory of victims of 1937-38 Stalin repressions. Demonstration was organized spontaneously and organizers exhibited photos, letters, memoirs and other materials of the victims of repressions on Rustaveli Avenue, in front of the former parliament building. Citizens, who attended the demonstration, read the lists of the represses persons.

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Members of Leadership House visited IDFI

On December 19 director of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information, Giorgi Kldiashvili conducted a lecture about Stalinism and mass repressions for high school students. This event was attended by the members of Leadership House. The aim of this meeting was making the young generation familiar with the epoch and assessing the events that took place back then. Giorgi Kldiashvili talked about the totalitarian regime, absence of freedom, brutality of the regime, fear among th