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16.11.2009 Kilometers Armenian Ministers have passed

Freedom of Information Center sent requests on 1.10.2009 to all the ministers of Armenia asking to provide information about the amount of petrol consumption in August 2009 and how many kilometers their service vehicles have covered during that period. The initiative contributed not only to make the activities of our local officials transparent to the public but it has another mission also – to find out which ministries implement the claims of the law on freedom of information the...

03.11.2009 Complaints for almost everything

“Hot line” service set in the Government of Armenia has registered 4839 calls during June 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009. 1846 calls have been clarified just during the telephone conversation and 295 requests have been sent to correspondent departments where 74 of them were given positive answers. Hot line of the Government on 527000 telephone number has been set to improve the efficiency of citizens’ applications and protest letters and its transparency. “We...

08.10.2009 Come up with an initiative….

Gevorg Hayrapetyan When attempting to receive information, one comes across such legal acts that define other conditions for receiving information than those defined in the RoA Law on Freedom of Information. On 07.07.2009, the Freedom of Information Center sent an enquiry to the Traffic Police Service of the RoA Police requesting to provide statistics concerning traffic rules violations in Yerevan city for the first half of 2009 and the difference in the number of...

02.10.2009 Publicity: through internet or via traditional means?

Every year in August the names of applicants having entered higher educational institutions are posted on the walls of universities. From the afternoon of 01 August the results of entrance exams were made public in the state higher educational institutions of the Republic. However there were applicants, particularly those of the Yerevan State Economic University , who were able to obtain information on whether or not they have entered the University only 3-4 days later. There...

28.09.2009 Transparency is in the RA Government Agenda

RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan attended today the annual gala award for freedom of information as organized since the passing of the RA Law on Freedom of Information by the Information Freedom Center every year on the 28th of September - the International Information Freedom Day. Congratulating those present on the occasion, the Prime Minister spoke about the problems available in the field of information freedom. According to him, the modern world is based on knowledge and...

04.08.2009 We Have Been Waiting for This Verdict for 5.5 Years

Interview with Shushan Doydoyan, president of the FOI Center FOI - First, allow me to congratulate you on the unprecedented court decision. Was this decision a surprise to you, or did you expect it? SH. D. -We have been waiting for this verdict for 5.5 years. Ever since 2003, when the administrative legislation introduced responsibility for violating the freedom of information right, the FOI Center has been trying to implement that provision of the law, but without luck. We...

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