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.

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15.03.2019

In 2018, state bodies have declassified and made public only 1 document

With view to receiving information on the documents declassified in Armenia during 2018, on 20 February 2019 the Freedom of Information Center sent an electronic request to 21 public bodies, requesting to provide the list of the documents held by them, declassified in 2018.

14.02.2019

ATI in Armenia/16 years of success: Forum

“Access of Information in Armenia: 16 years of practice” a Forum was held on February 12, in Yerevan. The Forum united all the key players in the field. The joint event of the Freedom of Information Center and the RA Ministry of Justice aimed to summarize the practice of 16 years of the Armenian Freedom of Information act.

13.02.2019

Brief on the Role and Importance of Access to Information Oversight Bodies

In Armenia, the 2003 Law on Freedom of Information allows information applicants to appeal cases where their requests have been refused to the Human Rights Defender. This, then, represents a case of an appeal to a non-specialized body as opposed to a dedicated RTI body. There are a number of ways in which this body is not specifically tailored to the RTI context.

11.02.2019

Analysis of the Legal Framework for the Right to Information

Toby Mendel, Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy, presents the Analysis of the Legal Framework for the Right to Information.

01.02.2019

Statement

On January 31, the Government made a decision to liquidate Gyumri “Shirak public TV-radio” closed joint-stock company. Armenian media organizations have made a statement about liquidating “Shirak public TV-radio” CJSC.