Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.

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FOI Monitorings

07.05.2008 - Access to Information Right for Journalists

The purpose of this study is to promote the Armenian media’s access to information by: summing up journalists’ experience with obtaining information from state agencies since the adoption of the FOI law (since 2003); observing how effectively are journalists able to exercise their constitutional right of access to information and the FOI law in their daily work, and how open and transparent are state agencies for the media;...

11.04.2008 - Access to Information for Journalists

Freedom of Information Center published the survey results on the Access to Information for Journalists carried out within 105 media representatives. See the full text of the survey here . For this purpose, 105 journalists have been interviewed (60 journalists representing Yerevan-based media, 40 journalists representing media operating in the marzes and 4 journalists representing foreign media working in Armenia). The journalists mentioned that the access to...

26.12.2007 - FOI Needs Assessments Report 2007

On 23 September 2003 Armenia adopted a comprehensive Freedom of Information law. However, until today the implementation of the FOI law continues to pose a significant challenge for national and local authorities as well as for Armenian society at large. One of the main reasons for current situation is that information holders in governmental structures do not provide information because they are not sufficiently aware of their duties under the law and do not possess the...

28.11.2007 - Electoral Disputes Resolution -Parliamentary Elections 2007, Court Monitoring Summary

Freedom of information Center published outcomes of the court monitoring “Electoral Disputes Resolution - Parliamentary Elections 2007” in cooperation with the American Bar Association.   The aim of this report was to identify the nature of prevailing electoral disputes and the type of alleged violations without engaging in a detailed analysis of the facts in every case and the arguments put forward by the respective...

01.05.2006 - Justice Initiative Access to Information Monitor 2004

This report Transparency and Silence details the results of a study undertaken by the Justice Initiative and its partners to discover how government offices and agencies in fourteen countries -- Argentina, Armenia, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Ghana, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Spain -- respond to specific requests for information. The study provides valuable insight into the procedural application of access to information norms in the monitored...

01.02.2006 - Freedom of Information Law implementation Monitoring 2005

The major aim of this monitoring is to examine on how state and public institutions implement their obligations under the FOI law. It provides more than an indicator of whether Armenian Government is meeting its own mandate regarding free and open information. The report analyzes the state of FOI in Armenia, it identifies reasons for failure to open access, as well as it highlights the institutions’ internal procedures for providing access to information. The Monitoring tracks the...

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