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The Freedom of Information Week



In more than 100 countries where FOI laws have been adopted and applied, every year the last week of September is devoted to the Right to Know. During this week the civil society groups organize various events aimed at encouraging openness and transparency of the government .


From 21-28 September 2011, for the first time the Freedom of Information Center organized Freedom of Information week in Armenia on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. The main aim of the Freedom of Information Week (FOI week) was to broadly present to the public the right to freedom of information, the mechanisms of its implementation and the enforcement process of the Law on Freedom of Information. Within the frames of the FOI week the following events have been organized by the FOICA in 2011:

  • 21 September 2011- Public campaign dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and the 10th anniversary of the FOICA’s foundation: this day, the FOICA’s staff and the students of the Yerevan State University (YSU) distributed flyers and booklets about the right to know.
  • 22 September 2011- Presentation of the new web project concerning the complete statistical picture of the FOI field ( took place. Presentation of the outcomes of the “Freedom of Information in Armenia” country-wide monitoring.
  • 26 September 2011- Public launch of the modernized websites of 10 regional administrations of Armenia was organized in Hrazdan, Kotayq region.
  •  28 September 2011- The FOI Week was completed by the FOI annual “Golden key and rusty lock” FOI award ceremony. This year, in addition to traditional nominations, on the occasion of the FOICA’s 10th anniversary, ten special prizes were awarded to the organizations and authors of the best initiatives for their efforts to establish and develop freedom of information in Armenia. See details:

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