Conference “Are Amendments to the ATI Legislation Necessary?”
On December 12, 2014, in Central Hotel Forum in Sofia, the AIP held a conference “Are Amendments to the Access to Information Legislation Necessary?” The Conference was organized within the implementation of the project Advocacy Campaign for Amendments to the Access to Information Legislation, supported by a grant under the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009 – 2014 www.ngogrants.bgAIP Held the 12th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony in Bulgaria
Access to Information Programme held the 12th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony on 28 September 2014. Nearly a hundred FOI activists from Sofia and the country gathered at the House of Europe in Sofia. Among the guests were representatives of the President’s Office, the Sofia City Ombudsman, partner NGOs, journalists, academia; officials from executive bodies and municipalities.AIP Annual Report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2013
The fourteenth AIP access to information report contains recommendations, related to the access to information legal regulation and its implementation with a focus on necessary amendments to the Access to Public Information Act; analysis of the effective access to information legislation; results from the 2014 AIP audit on the active disclosure of public information online; analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consultation; an overview of the developments in the FOI litigationAre Amendments to the APIA Necessary? – discussion with journalists
On June 3, 2014, Access to Information Programme held a public discussion with journalists from national electronic and print media in order to discuss necessary amendments to the Access to Public Information Act. 2014 Active Transparency Rating in Bulgaria
On April 2, 2015, the Access to Information Programme presented the results of its 2014 Audit on Institutional web sites in Bulgaria at a press conference in Sofia,. The updated 2014 Active Transparency Rating was launched and the first Budget, Financial Transparency and Integrity of Municipalities Map was launched. Although AIP performs the audit since 2006, all results are available in English for the first time. AIP Held the Annual Meeting with Its Coordinators
On February 28, 2014 in Sofia, Access to Information Programme (AIP) held the annual meeting with the journalists of its country-wide coordinators' network. The meeting was opened by the coordinator of the network, Nikolay Ninov. The journalists outlined the current situation of the access to information in the country. They presented statistics of the requests filed to the municipalities and the regional structures of the executive power bodies; the attitude of the administration towards the requestors; characteristics of the issued refusals, access to information litigation of citizens, journalists and NGOs.