Tag: Access to information

Search Gong databases

Gong advocates open data. In cooperation with civil hackers from Code for Croatia, we create searchable databases that all citizens can use. Here is a chronological list of our searchable data. Final financial statements – Parliamentary elections 2020 All data …

Anti-corruption demands at the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Resolving a crisis caused by a coronavirus, and further complicated by the Zagreb earthquake, requires swift and decisive action. However, during this crisis management, the Croatian Government must not forget about transparency so as not to undermine citizens’ confidence in …

Preserve democracy in the time of coronavirus

In the fight for health, we must not lose democracy. The various restrictions on civil rights and freedoms that we have witnessed in recent days after the introduction of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus require decisive action to …

Display campaign costs on social networks properly

The final financial statements after the presidential election show that candidates made a step forward towards a complete picture of election campaigns on social networks. However, there is still a lot of room for progress. Just like the preliminary reports, …

Recommendations for more transparency of European Affairs

The Presidency of the Council of the EU is a unique opportunity for Croatia to take a step forward in the transparency of European affairs, thus to genuinely bring Europe closer to its citizens. The European Union cannot survive without …

Questions for Dubravka Šuica that she needs to answer

Before Dubravka Šuica takes over the duty as a vice-president of European Commission and becomes commissioner for demography and democracy, Gong finds crucial that she comes forward about the content of her mandate. During hearings of candidates for EU Commissioners …

We have to get the exact costs for Facebook campaigns

The data from the SEC financial reports and the social media reports for the European Parliament election show that the amount spent, which Gong warned about even before the election, is not possible to precisely define and it is necessary …

Ads are not labeled as political, and some don’t even appear

The election campaign for the European Parliament in 2019 was the first election campaign in which we have had a somewhat better insight into a political advertisement on social media, especially on Facebook. In accordance to the promise of increasing …

Coordinate and protect the European Parliament election

In the run up to the campaign for the European Parliament election, Gong gives some recommendations for the public authority bodies to minimise the threats to the democracy on the internet. They are the result of discussions from the international …

The Church must not be privileged, we want reports

As an organisation that advocates transparency, Gong calls on the Catholic Church, the biggest religious group in the Republic of Croatia, to publicly issue its annual financial reports. Gong wrote to the Cardinal Josip Bozanić and the president of the …