Russian Group Suggests Ideas for OGP Action Plan

16 August 2012

The Freedom of Information Foundation in Russia has advanced an extensive list of ideas for the government to include in the national action plan to be prepared in light of its membership in the Open Government Partnership.

Russia joined the OGP in April.

FIF suggested a variety of “organizational measures” such as establishing a body to oversee government openness, an ombudsman for mediation, and openness officials in all government agencies.

Legislative suggestions include amending the law  so that a government body or a court, having got a request for provision of the same information from three or more persons, should publish that information at its official website. Among 13 other things.

The creation of websites such as for the disclosure of legal information and government data of many kinds also is suggested.

Blog Post Addresses Open Government

A recent blog post at ValdaiClub.com features an interview with Georgy Bovt, editor-in-chief of Russkiy Mir.ru magazine, discussing the government’s Open Government project.

“For the time being, the Open Government has not done anything special,” he comments.

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