Access to Information Programme

Results from 2010 AIP audit on the institutional web sites

 

AIP performed the assessment of the institutional web sites within 10.02.2010 - 02.03.2010 with the purpose to evaluate the implementation of the obligations under Art. 15a of the Access to Public Information Act for online publication of certain categories of information by the executive power bodies at a central, regional, and lical level. Pursuant to the December 2008 amendments to the APIA, the period for preparation ended in December 2009. AIP has reviewed 499 web sites out of a total of 511.

 

Comparative results from the assessment of institutional web sites performed by AIP in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010.


Analysis of the results is also inseparable part of AIP annual report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2009.

 

 

National Representative Public Opinion Poll on public attitudes regarding the right of access to information



A second wave of a representative public opinion poll on public attitudes regarding the right of access to information was performed by Market LINKS at the demand of AIP in February 2010.



Main results show that 39% of respondents are aware of their right of access to information. The main results and recommendations include continuing public awareness campaign on the right of information and continuing trainings and legal help in cases of information refusals, as well as permanent media campaign on FOI issues.

 

The first wave of the national representative public opinion poll was performed in September 2008 among adult Bulgarian population, as well as among Bulgarian journalists from electronic and printed media. You can read the summary of the results and also see the main results.

 

 

The two surveys were performed with the support of the Trust for Civil Society in CEE within the project Support to Access to Information Programme as a Freedom of Information Civic Resource Center.

The results were presented on March 16, 2010, at a press conference at the Bulgarian News Agency.