Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.

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FOI Trainings

Implemented

04.05.2009 - More than 700 persons learn about FOI Law

FOI Center concluded the first year of the “Freedom of Information as a Means for Community Participation” project implemented with financial support from USAID. Over the period of one year, more than 700 officials and civil society representatives acquired knowledge and skills on how to apply the RA FOI Law.

04.05.2009 - Dialogue between prosecutors and journalists established

Jointly with the RA Prosecutor General’s Office, FOI Center organized a working discussion on May 2-3, in Aghveran, which was attended by ten journalists and ten marz and community prosecutors. The discussion focused on the freedom of information and expression in the RA prosecutorial system. Deputy Prosecutor General Mnatsakan Sargsyan delivered an opening address, during which he emphasized the importance of such meetings, because this is where mutual trust is...

30.04.2009 - Students to make use of the FOI law

On April 29, 54 students from various higher educational institutions participated in a working discussion on how to use the RA FOI law, organized by FOI Center.   The NA and FOI Center’s expert Marine Hakobyan informed the students about provisions of the FOI law and explained what information is subject to mandatory disclosure, what information requests may be denied and on what grounds. “In order for you to choose your profession well today, so...

16.03.2009 - The Prosecutor’s Office finds information freedom important

On 14-15 of March the Freedom of Information Center together with the RA General Prosecutor’s Office organized a professional training session for mass media representatives in Tsakhkadzor named “The Authorities of the Prosecutor’s Office Activity at the Contemporary Stage of Judicial Reforms and Major Problems of Freedom of Information”.  The working discussion was mainly aimed at discussing with the journalists elucidating legal aspects the peculiarities of prosecutor’s office...

04.06.2008 - Trainig for civil society representatives and state officials

Trainings – 3 weeks, May 2008 There were about 90 officials to be trained. They represented 45 government agencies. The participants were divided into 3 groups with 30 participants each. Training sessions for each group lasted 2 days, for approximately 8 hours per day. The training focused on the following areas: Basic principles underlying freedom of information; Obligations of information officers under FOI law;...

25.01.2007 - Your law is better than ours

Freedom of Information Center organized a two-day workshop on the FOI law implementation in Armenia for the representatives of mass media and NGOs. The workshop took place in Tsaghkadzor on January 17-18. Workshop speaker Mrs. Marine Hakobyan, NA and FOICA expert represented the principles and implementation mechanisms of FOI law, as well as showed the sample of the information request form. Mrs. Hasmik Khachatryan, Head of the PR Department Ministry of Labor...

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