We would like to present a short review of our most ambitious project which involves our experts in all parts of Russia – monitoring of the official websites of public authorities and local governments. This is a story about how expert control improves the work of authorities.
Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends:
The Freedom of Information Foundation informs on changes in our organization's management structure.
Upon decision of the Foundation Board, since today, the Director position functionality will be divided between two new positions.
Ms Daria Sukhikh, Senior Lawyer and legal team lead, is assigned Executive Director responsible for managing all administrative issues.
Ms Tatyana Tolsteneva, Development Manager, is assigned Program Director responsible for development of the FIF programs and projects.
Ms Elena Golubeva will continue cooperating with our organization as a Board Member.
The Grantmakers East Forum involves representatives of grantmaking organizations working in the Eastern Europe. This annual session of the Forum was dedicated to development of the global movement for global transparency and accountability growth, place and role of NGOs in the movement, and grantmakers' attitude to these processes.
In August – October 2013, the Freedom of Information Foundation together with the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) held the third annual monitoring cycle for Russian arbitration courts' official websites. Here, we present the study results.
The Freedom of Information Foundation has finalized results of the second annual competition for the Right to Know Award and Anti-Award founded by the FIF to point persons, organizations, and projects making most significant input to FOI promotion in Russia.
Within the Open Government project seminar (Kazan, September 19-20), a meeting was organized where federal officials, regional officials from the Open Region project pilot regions, journalists from business and topical media, and expert community members shared best practices for the Open Government tools implementation in Russian regions. They sought for definition of major obstacles for openness implementation, as well as for outlining regional openness standard enabling efficient interaction between government bodies and citizens by means of modern information technologies. Alexander Shtyrov, FIF researcher living and working in Kazan, narrates key moments of the event he attended.
From July to September 2013, the FIF together with the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) held the third annual monitoring cycle for official websites of the Judicial Department (JD) under the Supreme Court of Russia and of its regional bodies. Here, we present the study results.