YPC Weekly Newsletter

2006


THE MOST OPEN AND THE MOST CLOSED ONES

On September 28 at “Yerevan” Hotel the Center of Freedom of Information held
a conference and announced the results of its annual competition. The event
was to mark the International Right to Know Day (established in 2002) and organized
with the assistance of OSCE Office in Yerevan and USAID.

The most open institution of 2006 was recognized to be the administration of
Kotayk region.

The Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor Office was named to be the most active
public organization using the right to information the best.

Hripsime Jebejian (“Aravot” daily) was recognized to be the most consistent
reporter on freedom of information issues and actively using the RA Law “On
Freedom of Information”.

Artak Zeynalian was seen as the most actively advocating his civil right to
information.

The web-site of the RA General Prosecutor’s Office was recognized the best
official internet source in terms of freedom of information.

All the people and organizations above received prizes of gold key – as an
openness symbol.

RA Ministry of Transportation and Communication received the title of “state
institution providing inaccurate information”.

“ArmenTel” telecommunications company was recognized to be the most closed
institution.

The Ministry and “ArmenTel” received the prizes of locks – as a secrecy symbol.