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Leading NGOs Stand Against Restriction to Public Information

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Friday, December 15
(TBILISI) -- 11 leading Non-Governmental Organizations in Georgia have accused the national parliament of trying to restrict access to public information.

“Based on the main constitutional changes adopted this year, there is a note which says that access to public information may be restricted if the information is state, commercial, professional or private,” said NGOs in an official press release.

The NGOs say the Justice Ministry appealed to the Parliament to remove the note and replace it with an “obscure sentence.”

The Justice Ministry has yet to respond.