Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.


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The main mission of FOICA is to defend the people's constitutional right to have access to information. "Freedom of Information Center of Armenia" non-governmental organization (FOICA) was founded on July 1st, 2001. The mission of FOICA is to contribute to the transparency and openness of the government system and to stimulate civil society's involvement in the governance system.

Success Stories

Success stories of the Freedom of Information Center's 17 year's history.

Court Cases

Here we present complete picture of judicial practice in the field of freedom of information: all court cases on FOI, with related documents: Information requests, court decisions, etc.

Black List

Black list of those officials and institutions which infringed people’s right to access to information, quarterly composed by the FOI Center. The List is also published in the bulletin and Armenian print media.

Informed Armenia project

This project seeks to ensure that journalists and civil society organisations produce and share easy-to-understand information.

Recent news
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Prison Sentence for "the Spread of Hate Speech"

On August 14, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia published a draft law on Making Addendum to the Criminal Code of RA on the unified website of the publication of draft legal acts. Professional journalism organizations find it necessary to report that the proposed arrangements are highly controversial, devoid of legal certainty and may therefore lead to the following unjustified limitation of the right to freedom of expression.


The second season of the "Journalistic Battle" TV project took place

On May 20, 2019, the Award Ceremony of the reality show “Journalistic Battle” took place within the framework of the project “Access to information and investigative journalism for better- informed citizens”, which is co-funded by the European Union, implemented by “Freedom of Information Center of Armenia” NGO (FOICA) in cooperation with the Maastricht-based European Journalism Centre.


Pashinyan takes on “fake news”

The prime minister has long had a confrontational attitude toward critical press. Now he has escalated the fight by involving the security services and arresting the operator of a satirical site.


FOICA Sub-Grant Projects have Launched

Within the framework of INFORMED ARMENIA project run by Freedom of Information Center NGO, 10 Yerevan-based and regional NGOs and media organisations will implement 10 sub-grant projects during the upcoming 4 months in different spheres of public administration aiming to monitor and publicize the state budget expenses, as well as develop dialog between civil society and the government.


Working Session on Freedom of Information

On March 28 the Freedom of Information Center of Armenia (FOICA) held a working session on “Access to Information”, which was attended by freedom of information officers representing the Armenian Parliament, Government, various Ministries, other public bodies and journalists.