In May 2013, Freedom of Information Foundation's researchers performed initial assessment of regional governments' official websites. The websites were evaluated over a set of parameters reflecting structure, application reviewing, lawmaking, and daily activities of regional governments. Special attention was paid to parameters reflecting anti-corruption activities.
Initial assessment results formed a basis for further online interaction with regional governments. At the same time, some typical and illustrative examples of information placement at the websites were revealed, studied in this article.
In May-June 2013, the Freedom of Information Foundation held the seventh annual monitoring cycle for official websites belonging to Russian regional governments, i.e. top executive government bodies of the Russian Federation subjects. Here, we present the monitoring results.
The procuratorate performs, on behalf of the Russian Federation, supervision of the Russian Constitution and laws. This of course includes observance of legislative requirements to information placement at government bodies' official websites. To check how the procuratorate bodies themselves observe these legislative norms, we have monitored official websites of the Russian Federation subjects' prosecutors' offices and other prosecutors' offices (military, specialized) equated to them. The study results are covered at our website; this material is dedicated to examples how prosecutor' offices place information at their websites.
To reveal key problems of access to information on activities of prosecutors' offices of the Russian Federation subjects and of specialized (military and other) prosecutors' offices equated to them, the Freedom of Information Foundation has monitored their official websites. This is the very first study of that kind for official websites of prosecutors' offices.
From February 25 till March 29, 2013, the Freedom of Information Foundation monitored official websites of legislative (representative) bodies of the Russian Federation and of its subjects (regions) in order to evaluate their informational openness. Here, we present the monitoring results.
In January – February 2013, the Freedom of Information Foundation held its ninth monitoring cycle for federal executive government bodies' official websites. We present the monitoring results.
2012 year appears to become an important stage in developing the FIF monitoring of government bodies' official websites. Having included additional monitoring cycles and upgraded the EXMO online monitoring system, we have helped government bodies to increase essentially their online informational openness level.