Policy Document

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Institute for Development of Freedom of Information Opinions on Constitutional Amendments

IDFI prepared the recommendations to be included in the Constitution of Georgia. The recommendations refer to the three main topics: 1. Adding the guiding principle of Good Governance in Article 5 of the Constitution. 2. Integrating the definition of freedom of internet in Article 24 of the Constitution; and 3. New formulation of Article 41 of the Constitution and the right on ‘good administration’; the obligation to regulate topics of access to information by an Organic Law.

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Kremlin’s Information War: Why Georgia Should Develop State Policy on Countering Propaganda

IDFI's policy paper reviews the characteristics of Kremlin propaganda in Georgia, its results, main messages and their impact on Georgian society, distributors of Kremlin propaganda, and the Georgian government's current approach to this problem. The document aims to highlight the risks and challenges that accompany Kremlin information war and the necessity to develop and implement a state policy to counter it. It contains recommendations on specific measures the Georgian government can take to counter the Kremlin's information war.

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Challenges of the Universal Healthcare Program and Ways to Overcome Them

This policy brief prepared by IDFI aims to study the challenges faced by the universal healthcare program, and develop recommendations on how to overcome them and how to ensure the program is implemented in an efficient and uninterrupted manner.

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Recommendations of IDFI for the OGP Georgia Action Plan 2016-2017

Open Government Georgia Forum has started developing new commitments for the OGP Georgia Action Plan 2016-2017 in cooperation with the public entities and the non-governmental organizations.

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Concept of citizen platform – www.ichange.ge

www.ichange.ge On August 30, 2011 Georgia joined the international initiative Open Government Partnership. In frames of OGP Georgian government has taken major commitment in the field of transparency and implementing the best practice of open governance. In particular, Georgian government has considered the recommendations proposed by IDFI and civil society and has added significant commitment to the OGP action plan to implement national citizen platform ichange.ge in 2013. Thi

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Concept of citizen platform – www.ichange.ge

www.ichange.ge On August 30, 2011 Georgia joined the international initiative Open Government Partnership. In frames of OGP Georgian government has taken major commitment in the field of transparency and implementing the best practice of open governance. In particular, Georgian government has considered the recommendations proposed by IDFI and civil society and has added significant commitment to the 

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Georgia’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Strategy

The Government of Georgia, noting national interests of the state in developing both digital broadcasting and telecommunication and broadcasting fields, develops guidelines, strategic objectives and tasks for Georgia’s digital broadcasting switchover.
It is a strategic objective of the state that analog broadcasting in Georgia is completely switched off by June 17, 2015, while implementation of digital broadcasting switchover plan will be completed by that date.

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Recommendations for State Aid Strategy of Digital Switchover

January, 2013 Author: Ucha Seturi Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The research presents information on the ways of financing the final users and operators of the broadcasting sphere by the government and is based on the European legislation, practice and explanations of the European Commission, which are realized both in the experience of the EU member states, and the strategies of digitizing of other European countries. Recommendations for State Aid Strategy of Digital Switchover

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Proposal of IDFI on Digital Broadcasting Policy

December 2012 Author:Ucha Seturi Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The research presents proposal of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on Digital Broadcasting Policy. The following topics are covered: 1. Defining references for digitalization policy 2. Selection of an optimal model 3. Developing proposals for digital broadcasting standards 4. Defining issue of using sole frequency and multifrequency network (network topology) 5. Devel

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