Report on Armenia’s implementation of freedom of information commitments under the Open Government Partnership

In October 2011, Armenia joined the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) and took on a number of commitments, three of which are related to freedom of information. These include, in particular:

– ensuring transparency of asset declarations by high-ranking officials;

– standardization of official websites’ content;

– improvement of knowledge and skills of public servants on access to information.

According to the official OGP website, this last commitment is considered to have been completed as of December 1, 2012. The other two are in progress, with a completion deadline of December 31, 2013.

From February to December 2013, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) monitored the implementation of Armenia’s commitments and attempted to assess the knowledge and skills of public servants on access to information.

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