Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
On 23 September, 2003 RA National Assembly passed the Law "On Freedom of Information". The FOICA initiated and up to now it continues holding the FOI award ceremony. 86 countries of the world celebrate 28 September as the "International Right to Know Day".
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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 of the Freedom of Information Center's 10 year's history.
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 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.
This sample of Information request will help you to write your request correctly and due to the RA Law on "Freedom of Information". It is developed by the FOICA.
On 29-30 April, 2015 FOICA together with RA Civil Service Council organized training sessions of civil servants responsible for FOI. The civil servants from RA ministries and adjunct bodies of the government who represented the offices of information and public departments, participated in the training sessions.
On the 30th of January 2015 Freedom of Information center sent a written request to all RA ministries to find out whether the ministries declassified any the secret document during 2014. FOICA’s information requests showed that none of the RA ministries declassified any document during the last year.
The RA Law on Freedom of Information operates since 2003. "It was a major achievement especially for the journalists so that they are able to obtain information, which formerly for some reasons some officials tried to keep as secret," Shushan Doydoyan, President of the Freedom of Information Center said.
According to the new anti-corruption strategy of the RA an anti-corruption council should be established and it is foreseen to include only 2 NGO representatives in its structure.
These officials have violated the people’s access to information right in 2014