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26.10.2009 BLACK LIST 2009: 3rd Quarter

THESE OFFICIALS HAVE VIOLATED PEOPLES' RIGHT OF INFORMATION DURING JULY-OCTOBER , 2009 1. Mrs. Hasmik Poghosyan RA Minister of Culture 2. Mr. Aram Harutyunyan RA...

28.09.2009 FOI Annual Award Ceremony/ 2009

It is already seven years that Freedom of Information Center organizes Freedom of Information Annual Award Ceremony since 2003. The ceremony is devoted to the International Right to Know Day. The main purpose of this event is to promote transparency and good governance in Armenia.        ...

09.09.2009 The FOICA has applied to the Constitutional Court

On 09 September the Freedom of Information Center applied to the Constitutional Court of the RoA with a demand to consider anti-constitutional Articles 151 and 152 of the RoA Code of Administrative Procedures. To consider Article 151 of the RoA Code of Administrative Procedures as contradictory with Articles 18 and 19 of the RoA Constitution and invalid on these parts, since it stipulates without an exception that “Cases on subjecting to administrative liability can...

18.08.2009 FOICA Supports the Introduction of Mulberry System

On August 18, the Freedom of Information Center provided two computers, free of charge, to the Gegharkunik marzpetaran in order to support the introduction of the Mulberry electronic management system.  The RA Ministry of Territorial Administration is going to introduce the Mulberry software in the Gegharkunik marzpetaran in October and organize special training for the staff in order to teach them the skills required to run it. The plan is to introduce the Mulberry system in 23...

13.08.2009 Be a Participant Rather than a Demander

On August 12, the FOI Center organized a working discussion on how to apply the RA Freedom of Information Law for staff members of the Shirak marzpetaran and community leaders. The FOI expert M. Hakobyan presented the principles of the Freedom of Information Law that would enable the participants of the discussion to work on the basis of the law, be less vulnerable and more protected. The law should become an effective work tool, which would result in the public being informed about...

10.08.2009 An Official Works When There is a Demand

On August 6, the FOI Center was in the Ararat marz. The purpose of the visit was to organize a working discussion for 43 representatives of the marzpetaran and local self-governance bodies. FOI expert M. Hakobyan first talked about the advantages of being informed, presented the FOI law and described in detail why should local self-governance bodies and civil servants work in an open fashion. Like in other marzes, the participants of the working discussion were particularly interested...

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