Mr. Dimitar Petsov from the city of Silistra was recognized with the Golden Key award at the 15th Right to Know Day Ceremony held in Sofia on 28 September 2017.
He was awarded for consistent and persistent use of the Access to Public Information Act (APIA) to obtain information regarding the implementation of the project “Rebuilding the History – Medzhidi Tabia Fortress” by the Municipality of Silistra, as well as the organization and the sound citizen position, expressed with the campaign “Mr. Mayor, How Long?”
Mr. Dimitar Petsov is continuing his battle for more transparency and accountability of the municipality, making a New Year’s wish for “more open doors, revealed secrets and more transparency.”
He is now trying to obtain information about education and experience of the public mentors who work at the Local Commission to Combat Juvenile and Juvenile Delinquency.
An article in the latest AIP monthly newsletter describes the reasons behind Dimitar Petsov’s questioning the qualification of the public mentors: A Golden Key Recipient Meets 2018 With a Wish for More Transparency (in Bulgarian).