19 March 2012

Gergana Jouleva, Alexander Kashumov, Ivan Mihalev

On March 16, 2012 in Hotel Strimon Spa, the town of Kyustendil, AIP held a training with journalists on how to use public registers and on public bodies obligations for active publication. Local media journalists from Kyustendil, Pernik and Blagoevrgad took part.

Gergana Jouleva, AIP Executive Director, presented the results from the 2012 audit on institutional web sites with regard to obligations for active disclosure of public information performed by AIP and the special web portal www.publicregisters.info. Alexander Kashumov, Head of AIP legal team, presented cases assisted by AIP legal team, in which public registers were successfully used by journalists in their investigations. Ivan Mihalev, Editor in Capital weekly, shared his experience in using public registers for investigations.

The training was the first out of 7 planned in the country - the next will be held in the towns of Vratsa (March 30), Plovdiv (April 20), Kardzhali (May 18), Veliko Tarnovo (June 29), Sliven (July 13) and Shumen (July 20).

The trainings are held within the framework of the project Civil Audit of Active Transparency of Government (CAATOG) supported by a grant from the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe.