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FOI annual award ceremony

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Awards winners

On September 28, 2007, the International Right to Know Day, Freedom of Information Center of Armenia organized the 5th Freedom of Information Annual Award Ceremony-2007. Five positive and a negative award were awarded.

  • Positive award for the institution with the best system of providing information went to Charentsavan Municipality. 
  • Positive award for the institution with best electronic system for providing information was awarded to Yerevan Municipality.
  • Award for the NGO, which has contributed to the exercising of the rights of access to information, went to Asparez Journalists' club from Gyumri.
  • Award for the journalist most actively covering FOI issues went to Ms. Anjela Stepanyan, ALT TV reporter.
  • Award for the most active students exercising his/her right to have access to government held information went to Yerevan State University Journalism Department.

The winners were awarded with Golden Keys as a symbol for openness and transparency.

  • Negative award for the institution, which does not fulfill its obligations in under the FOI law, went to Armavir Municipality.

This organization received a lock as the symbol of secrecy. The nominees were selected by the independent jury represented by heads of 9 local NGOs functioning in the field. The event was organized with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.

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