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29.04.2010 FOICA vs. Medical Center N.2 CJC

On April 27 court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan released the decision over the case Freedom of Information Center vs. Medical Center N.2 CJC . The reason of the suit was the letter of inquiry of June 10, 2009, requesting to provide information about the procedure of drug allocation to children under 7 years at Medical Center N.2 , as well as a number of other issues concerning free drugs for children. Having no reply, the FOICA...

28.04.2010 Photo exhibition “Freedom of the Press, the Right to Know”

To celebrate the World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, the Freedom of Information Center in cooperation with the USAID/Armenia, OSCE Office in Yerevan and UN Department of Public Information, will organize a photo exhibition “Freedom of the Press, the Right to Know”. The openning ceremony will take place on May 3rd, 2010, at 14:30, at the RA Union of Painters, 3rd floor (16 Abovyan street). The exhibition will be open 7 days. About 30 photos will be presented at the exhibition and then...

26.03.2010 JUDGEMENTS ON THE SUITS OF FOI CENTER RENDERED

On March 19 RA Court of Cassation released the judgment on the application of Freedom of Information Center. The organization appealed the decision of RA Administrative Court of August 13, 2009 regarding the dismissal of its suit versus the Administration of Parakar rural community (Armavir region). As it has been reported, in July 2009 FOI Center addressed the court with suits on non-provision of information versus Administrations of six rural communities, "Office on Implementing...

16.03.2010 Freedom of information: The right to know

UNESCO is the only UN agency with the mandate to promote freedom of expression and its corollary, freedom of the press. The UNESCO Constitution calls on the organization to foster the “free exchange of ideas and knowledge” and the “free flow of ideas by word and image.” Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are thus among the guiding principles of UNESCO, and freedom of information may be deemed to be part and parcel of the Organization’s core mandate to support them. Democratic...

11.03.2010 Court case: Aravot and FOICA vrs. Lori Governor

On February 25 in Vanadzor the RA Administrative Court started hearing the suit of "Aravot" daily founder, "Aravot Oratert" LLC and FOICA, versus Aram Kocharian, Governor of Lori Region. The plaintiff demands to hold the inaction of the Governor, who did not provide information on expenditure of budgetary funds. The plaintiff's representative at court is the Freedom of Information Center. As it has been reported, earlier a similar suit was filed by the founder of "Aravot" versus the...

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