On May 20, IDFI in cooperation with Tbilisi City Hall, Ministry of Defense and the Archive of Ministry of Internal Affairs organized an event in honor of Georgian officers executed by Russian Bolsheviks in 1923. The event was opened with the Georgian anthem performed by the Defense Ministry's military orchestra. This was followed by a welcoming speech by IDFI director Giorgi Kldiashvili, who spoke about the contribution of the repressive officers to their homeland and their importance of both the past and the future of Georgia.
April 9, 2016, marks 27 years after the tragedy of 1989, when Soviet forces raided a peaceful demonstration in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.
IDFI has published two studies regarding lustration - what impact will the decision of the Constitutional Court have on the future of the Charter of Freedom and Charter of Freedom and international practice of lustration.
IDFI appealed to Tbilisi City Council and asked to prepare memorial boards to immortalize members of Military Center
What Impact will the Decision of the Constitutional Court have on the Future of the Charter of Freedom
Regarding the 7th anniversary of Russian-Georgian war, IDFI presents information on diseased and wounded soldiers and civilians, financial and other type of assistance provided to their families, as well as the analysis of the damages caused by the war.
Biggest loss Georgia has suffered in 2013, when 10 soldieres have been killed and 137 damaged.
Presentation of the project Stalin’s Lists was held at the building of the National Library on October 8. David Usuphashvili, head of Parliament also attended the event. He gave a speech, stating that being aware about recent history is very important for every citizen of Georgia.
On April 25, 2014, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in partnership with the Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and Institute of National Remembrance of Poland (IPN) conducted the public lecture.
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.