Development Manager, Freedom of Information Foundation
Tatyana Tolsteneva has worked for the Freedom of Information Foundation since 2009, and currently is FIF's Development Manager, responsible for communication with partners and government bodies as well as for Open Government issues. In 2011, she graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod State University with a Masters degree in law.
The Freedom of Information Foundation is the first Russian NGO focused directly on the Freedom of Information and governmental transparency and accountability. The FIF have created a special ICT tool called Infometr - unique open code software able to motivate government bodies to align their official web sites in compliance with the current FOI legislation, international standards and experts’ opinion. Also the FIF has strategic and tactic litigation programs and FOI educational projects.
Thanks to involvement in the a wide range of FIF's Initiatives from government web-site monitoring to outreach public events, Tatyana have faced with different types of challenges, typical for transparency-oriented NGO in countries with limited traditions of openness.