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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...

23.05.2006 The Lie of the Transport and Communication Ministry

Gevorg Hayrapetyan On January 13, 2006 the Freedom of Information Center sent an information request to the RA Minister of Transport and Communicatrion Andranik Manukyan requesting to provide the minutes of negotiations between Armentel and the Ministry. In the letter dating January 25, 2006 the minister’s deputy V. Arakelyan wrote: “The RA Ministry of Transport and Communication has passed all the necessary documents concerning electronic communication to the RA Public...

08.05.2006 We have sent applications, but information requests never...

On May 8, in Lichk village of Gegharkunik region the Freedom of Information Center expert familiarized a group of young people with the right to be informed. The participants of the workshop heard for the first time that they had the right to take part in village council meetings. “How do we know the dates of village council meetings?” they asked. It turned out that in this village also the dates and agendas of village council meetings are not announced 7 days before, as it is stated by...

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