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Internet Freedom in Georgia – Report N1

Internet technologies are gradually gaining foothold in Georgia. In order to display the main tendencies in this regard, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) prepared a report which explores Internet accessibility, access to public information, implementation of e-governance and freedom of expression in Georgia. Internet Freedom in Georgia Report N1 Main findings of the first report: Despite growing tendency, it is apparent that limited internet access

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Internet Freedom in Georgia – Report N1

Internet technologies are gradually gaining foothold in Georgia. In order to display the main tendencies in this regard, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) prepared a report which explores Internet accessibility, access to public information, implementation of e-governance and freedom of expression in Georgia.

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Policy Discussion on “Open Government Partnership” report of the Implementation of the 2012-2013 Action Plan and Vision for the Future

On October 1st, 2013 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized the Policy Discussion with the initiative of the Anti- Corruption Interdepartmental Coordination Council of the Ministry of Justice under the Open Government Partnership in the Sheraton Metekhi Palace. The meeting was aimed to assess the reports on the implementation of the 2012-2013 Action plan and to discuss the vision for the 2014-2014 Action Plan Priorities. The participants, representatives

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Ukrainian Examples of Transfer to Digital Broadcasting

On 12-18 September, 2013, the media and telecommunications expert from NNEL Institute for Development of Freedom of Information - Ucha Seturi, who is working on the project of transition of Georgia to digital terrestrial broadcasting and had published a number of studies and recommendations regarding this topic, participated in a conference held within the frameworks of the Ukrainian Media Week, invited by the Ukrainian Broadcasters Association. In his presentation the expert from IDFI presen

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The 8th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC 2013)

The 8th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC 2013) has taken place in Berlin from 18th to 20th September 2013. The conference was jointly hosted by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Peter Schaar, and the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Dr. Alexander Dix. Ralf Wieland, Speaker of the Berlin House of Representatives, Peter Schaar, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Inf

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Decree of the Government of Georgia ,,About the Form of the Electronic Request of Information and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information“

On 1st September, 2013, the Decree N: 219 of the Government of Georgia About Electronic Requests and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information dated 26th August, signed by the Prime Minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili went into force. The Decree prescribes, significant initiatives, developed with the coordination of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) by the civil society organizations and the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice. Civil Society Recommenda

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Establishment of New Transparency Standards in Georgia

On 26th August, 2013 the Prime Minister of Georgia signed Decree N219 of the Government of Georgia About the Form of the Electronic Request of Information and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information, which went into force from 1st September, 2013. With this legal act, completely new proactive standards were established to ensure the transparency and accountability of state agencies. IDFI, as an active participant in the process of the developing the decree, would like to express its gr

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Decree of the Government of Georgia “About Electronic Requests and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information”

On 1st September, 2013, the Decree N: 219 of the Government of Georgia “About Electronic Requests and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information” dated 26th August, signed by the Prime Minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili went into force.

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Recommendations on improving Mechanisms of the Access of Public Information Acts was presented to the stakeholders

On 29 August, 2014, the public discussion was organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI),with support of USAID G-3 program in the Hotel Sharaton Metekhi Palace. Package of Recommendations on improving mechanisms of the Access of Public information Act waspresented by the members of the Consortium of the Joint project under the USAID G-3 program. The recommendation package has been developed by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Hum

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Civil Society Representatives met with the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice

On July 31st, 2013, the meeting of the representatives of the public agencies of the Ministry of Justice and civil society organization was held with the initiative of the Analytical Department of the Ministryof Justice, USAID, and Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) program and Institute for development of Public Information (IDFI) at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the draft decree of the Government of Georgia (GoG) on Electronic Request of