YPC Weekly Newsletter

2011


GOLD KEYS AND RUSTY LOCKS ON THE OCCASION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF FOI CENTER

On September 28 at “Marriott” hotel in Yerevan the award ceremony of Freedom of Information Center’s annual competition took place. The event was dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of FOI Center and the International Right to Know Day (established in 2002).

The RA Ministry of Education and Science was named as the state institution the most efficiently applying the RA Law “On Freedom of Information” in 2011.

The website of the RA Ministry of Justice (www.moj.am) was recognized as the best public structure to place data through Internet.

The Administration of Kotayk region was awarded for the initiative to ensure the freedom of information – establishing an information center for the Kotayk inhabitants at its own expense.

In 2011 the “Victims of State Needs” NGO was the most active and efficient in using its right to information.

The most consistent in covering the freedom of information issues were: Arman Gharibian, correspondent of Lragir.am online publication, www.PanArmenian.net news agency and the website of Civil Society Institute www.hra.am.

By tradition all persons and organizations, listed above, were awarded prizes of a gold key – as a symbol of openness.

The rusty lock, a symbol of secrecy, was conferred to the RA State Revenue Committee by the Government and “Hamalsaranakanner” county – as authors of the most curious official replies to the request on provision of information.

Yerevan Press Club congratulates the Freedom of Information Center on the anniversary, wishes success and prosperity to colleagues!