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  • «Դու տեղյակ ես» հաղորդաշար - Հրապարակումներ - Ինֆորմացիայի ազատության կենտրոն
    Հարց ու պատասխան 12 հարց ու պատասխան ՏԱ սկզբունքներ Տեղեկություն ստանալու հարցման օրինակելի ձև Մեր գործընկերները Դոնոր կազմակերպություններ Միջազգային և տեղական կազմակերպություններ Հետադարձ կապ Աջակցեք մեզ հայերեն english Հրապարակումներ Դու տեղյակ ես հաղորդաշար Դու տեղյակ ես հաղորդաշարը նվիրված է մարդկանց տեղեկություն ստանալու իրավունքին Հաղորդաշարով ներկայացվում է ինչպես մարդիկ կարող են ՀՀ օրենսդրության համաձայն ստանալ իրենց անհրաժեշտ տեղեկությունները ինչպես տեղեկություն ստանալու իրավունքի միջոցով իրականացնել մյուս իրավունքները Կրթություն ստանալու իրավունք մաս 1

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/hy/tv-program/item/27/ (2015-11-25)
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  • The documents are classified and forgotten forever - FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    do not declassify the secret documents On the 30th of January 2015 Freedom of Information center sent a written request to all RA ministries to find out whether the ministries declassified any the secret document during 2014 FOICA s information requests showed that none of the RA ministries declassified any document during the last year Almost the same level of secrecy is registered in 2013 when FOICA found out that out of 18 ministries only the Ministry of Foreign Affairs declassified 3 documents While according to the RA law on State and official secret after running out a 10 years expiratory date foreseen by the law the information forming state and official secret should be declassified and considered open or be destroyed by the established order Also the established time frames of the classified information can be reduced and the secret information can be declassified before the set deadline by the decision of RA Government Beside the above mentioned the 16th article of the RA law on State and official secret defines two grounds for declassification of information a international obligations of the Republic of Armenia aimed at open sharing of state and official secret information b the change of

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/item/1447/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Freedom of Information Center Request Statistics and Judicial Practices in 2013 - FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    late responses In classifying the responses to requests as timely or late the FOICA was guided by Article 9 paragraph 7 of the Republic of Armenia Law on Freedom of Information according to which the answer to a written inquiry must be provided within 5 days after its receipt FOICA has been sending its requests by mail Hence a response was considered timely if it was provided within 9 days of which 5 days are stipulated by the Law two days were counted for mail delivery and additional two days as non business weekend In order to avoid inaccuracies the response time was counted from the day an inquiry was sent to the date indicated on the post office stamp on the envelope with the response letter Even with this method to count the time about 30 of the complete responses received by FOICA were late Given that a late response could be redundant or no longer relevant and result in violation of the inquirer s right as well as that the RA Law on Freedom of Information has been in effect for more than a decade and thousands of officials have received trainings in the FOI and are well aware about the stipulations of the Law the problem with late responses is very important today It points to a lack of transparent and open work culture among the officials or perhaps an absence of willingness to work in such manner With all of this in mind from July 1 2013 the FOICA introduced more rigorous criteria for blacklisting Since then the Black List included not only officials who did not respond to FOICA requests but also those who provided incomplete answers as well as significantly breached the stipulated deadline Given that sometimes technical or human factors may be involved due to which the response to an inquiry might be sent a few days after the deadline stipulated by the Law the FOICA considers 15 and more calendar days as a significant breach of the deadline Judging by the responses to the requests sent by FOICA in 2013 there are no absolutely best organizations in terms of the freedom of information The main reason for this is the peculiarities of the practical legal application of the freedom of information For example in 2013 the Yerevan city municipality was among the best performers in terms of exhaustive answers as 13 responses out of 14 contained complete answers or substantiated answers with redirecting references At the same time only four of these responses from the Yerevan municipality were provided in time while the rest were late and some came in 15 or more days So it turns out that the municipality was among the best in terms of completeness of the responses but among the worst in terms of timeliness It has to be noted that after receiving the negative award in the annual nomination Golden key and rusty lock on September 28 2013 as the slowest agency the Yerevan municipality has

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/item/1352/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Global Right to Information Update: An Analysis by Region - FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    Freedom of Information Advocates Network FOIAnet launched a major global analysis of the development of the right to information RTI movement broken down by region The publication follows FOIAnet s celebration of its 10th anniversary on International Right to Know Day 28 September 2012 The Update which was co authored by different human rights advocates for each of the seven regions it covers presents the very different challenges developments and experiences of civil society advocates for RTI in each region of the world The Update also describes the key struggles that have taken place in each region successes and failures and lessons learned along with a selection of case studies that illustrate how RTI has been promoted within each region This is the very first time FOIAnet has produced a major publication said Toby Mendel Chair of FOIAnet This is a wonderful way to build on our anniversary 10 10 10 Statement Achievements Challenges and Goals on the 10th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information Advocates Network FOIAnet A key goal of the Update is to foster a better understanding among FOIAnet s members and others about civil society developments regarding RTI in the different regions of the world The

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/item/1269/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Monitoring Report on Yerevan Municipal Election Campaign-2013 - FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    FOI FAQs 12 questions and answers on FOI FOI principles Sample of information request Our Partners Donors International and Local organizations Contact us Support Us հայերեն english Publications FOI Monitorings Monitoring Report on Yerevan Municipal Election Campaign 2013 31 05 2013 In 2013 the Freedom of Information Center and the Caucasus Institute by the support of Counterpart International s Armenia Representation and the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development USAID conducted a monitoring of the coverage of the 2013 Yerevan municipal election campaign in on line media The monitoring included the period from 7 April and up to 3 May 2013 i e the whole duration of the campaign On April 8 2013 a press conference took place in the Caucasus Institute at which the experts of the monitoring presented the final results of the monitoring and then a comprehensive monitoring report was prepared and published The goals methodology of the monitoring are presented in the report as well there is information about the election campaign and the political parties The monitoring report includes 4 main sections Attitudes this section presents the attitudes expressed by political parties candidates journalists etc about the political parties involved in

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/item/1247/ (2015-11-25)
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  • How much do the ministries spend on catering? - FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    comprehensive areas catering hotel service and souvenirs procurement So it turns out that of the total amount spent 99 88 was used for procuring hotel service and souvenirs and only 0 12 was spent on catering In any case the inadequacy of information provided by the RA NA is obvious If the number guests received by NA was so little that their catering costs e g coffee breaks during meeting and other events etc were just AMD 200 000 then why the expenses on hotel service and souvenirs for so few guests comprised AMD 165 million If one compares total allocated and disbursed representation costs of all types the largest amount AMD 225 940 000 was allocated to the RA President s Staff and accordingly the largest amount AMD 33 563 700 was also spent by the RA President s Staff It has to be noted that the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs informed in their written responses that no expenditures were allocated for catering during the official meetings of the Ministers in charge of these institutions The content of responses from the freedom of information aspect It must be mentioned that no request of FOICA remained unanswered Absence of silent refusals to respond is rather interesting because despite reduction of such refusals in recent several years still silent rejections comprise about 25 30 annually At this stage as of May 4 2012 out of 20 requests sent 16 80 were responded in full and 4 responses 20 were incomplete The incomplete responses were provided by Ministries of Emergency Situations Diaspora Transport and Communication and Urban Development It has to be noted that Ministry of Emergency Situations did not answer Question 3 of the FOICA s request and the other ministries that responded incompletely did not answer Question 1 of the request Ministry of Transport and Communication also provided no answer to Question 2 It should be mentioned that in 7 instances a repeated request had to be made the Freedom of Information Center sent second requests to all four ministries that provided incomplete responses as well as to the RA President and the RA Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs The written requests of FOICA were composed signed and sent by the FOICA s lawyer In response to these requests from the Freedom of Information Center the RA President s Staff and the RA Ministry of Culture stated that in order to make requests on behalf of the Freedom of Information Center one must have a Power of Attorney Since the responses to FOICA s requests were timely it was deemed that they responded fully and in a timely manner but repeated requests were sent to these institutions with attached Powers of Attorney It needs to be noted that requiring a Power of Attorney is not against the law however it does create an additional barrier to exercising the right to the freedom of information The reason is

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/item/1182/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Measuring Openness: A survey of transparency ratings and the prospects for a global index - FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    Reports Legislation White and Black Lists Criterias Lists by years FOI Trainings General information Implemented Projects Ongoing Completed FOICA projects Information Disputes Council FOI FAQs 12 questions and answers on FOI FOI principles Sample of information request Our Partners Donors International and Local organizations Contact us Support Us հայերեն english Publications FOI Monitorings Measuring Openness A survey of transparency ratings and the prospects for a global index 06 11 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/item/1119/ (2015-11-25)
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  • FOI Monitorings - Publications - Freedom of Information Center of Armenia.
    Marzpet Regional Governor of Lori marz Artur Nalbandyan had the highest income 52 718 634 AMD and 80 000 USD total of about 84 718 634 AMD Marzpet of Tavush marz Armen Ghularyan follows Nalbandyan with his income of 2 288 160 AMD and 20 000 USD total of about 10 288 160 AMD The next marzpet having received the third highest income in 2011 is Nver Poghosyan Marzpet of Gegharqunik marz with his income of 10 576 600 AMD 14 05 2012 Freedom of Information in Municipalities 2012 The FOICA received 34 complete responses out of 49 requests sent to the Municipalities 22 out of complete responses were provided in time and 12 with violation of the defined timeframes In response to 6 out of 49 requests the municipalities have provided incomplete responses and 1 response was invalid 8 requests have remained unanswered 20 10 2011 Armenia should step up implementation of anti corruption policies and laws This report analyzes progress made in Armenia in developing anti corruption reforms and implementing recommendations received under the Istanbul Anti Corruption Action Plan since the first monitoring round in 2006 The report also analyses recent developments and provides new recommendations in three areas anti corruption policies criminalisation of corruption and prevention of corruption 13 10 2011 A study of information and communication technologies and good governance in Armenia The main purpose of this research is to explore and analyze the current situation with application of Information and Communication Technologies ICT in governance and its impact in promotion of democracy in Armenia The paper starts with discussing different definitions of e governance and good governance Then it presents two examples of the contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to local governance in Latin America and India 23 09 2011 Freedom of Information in

    Original URL path: http://www.foi.am/en/research/page/2/ (2015-11-25)
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