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01.08.2006 The Law Should Not Be Changed

The Report by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Mr. Mikos Haraszty on the State of Media Freedom in Armenia released on July 26, 2006 covers also situation on access to information in Armenia.  The chapter 8 “Access to Information” states: “Although Armenia adopted one of the most progressive Freedom of Information Laws in CIS countries, access to information by media professionals remains limited. This phenomenon is due to the poor implementation of the law. In...

07.07.2006 If You Did not Come We Would not Read the Law

“How can we utilize the Freedom of Information Law if we have not read it?”, frankly confessed one of the members of Sarukhan village council. “We do not receive even Land and Civil Codes, so nobody will send us the Freedom of Information Law. How could we know what the law requires?” How to utilize the RA Law on Freedom of Information workshop was organized on July 7, 2006 by Freedom of Information Center and RTI for 34 officials representing the regional and municipal governments of...

29.06.2006 The Black List

FOICA has published the Black List of the officials who have violated the Freedom of Information Law of the RA in March-May, 2006. During this period FOICA has sent around 60 information requests to the heads of many central and local government agencies. Officials included in the Black List did not response to information requests on time and according to requirements of the FOI Law.

28.06.2006 Who Will Protect the Officials?

How to utilize the RA Law on Freedom of Information workshop was organized in Vanadzor, Lori region, on June 8, 2006 by Freedom of Information Center and RTI for 31 officials representing the regional and municipal government of Lori Region, heads of village administrations and village elders. “Information is valuable and we cannot provide it free of charge”, was the answer to the representative of Vanadzor Municipality information request, when he tried to obtain statistical information...

06.06.2006 4th International Conference of Freedom of Information Commissioners

By Shushan Doydoyan, President of the FOICA On May 22-24 representatives of 40 countries gathered in Manchester city of Great Britain to take part in the 4th International Conference of Freedom of Information Commissioners (ICIC) which is aimed at summarizing achievements and gaps in the sphere of Freedom of Information. In his speech, the host of the conference – U.K. Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas brought forward the idea that in practice, the right for access to...

24.05.2006 Manchester Declaration on Access to Information Adopted

On May 24, 2006 Civil Society 28 Organisations meeting in Manchester on the occasion of the 4th International Conference of Information Commissioners adopted Manchester Declaration on Access to Information. Manchester Declaration on Access to Information Civil Society Organisations meeting in Manchester on the occasion of the 4 th International Conference of Information Commissioners, hereby:   recall the Cancún Declaration that affirms that access to...

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