The Armenian Government website www.egov.am was recognized as the best official site by Freedom of Information Center during the annual award ceremony dedicated to the International Right to Know Day and held on September 28 at Yerevan's "Regineh" hotel.
Looking at the prize-winning site however, I found it very good - content nicely laid out, a host of possibilities for accessing government decisions, submitting tax reports, following your correspondence to the government online. Frankly, it really is the best government website in Armenia so the prize was well deserved.
Just to show how balanced I am in my evaluations, I'll add something negative ;) Turns out the SSL is slightly misconfigured, and if you usually omit the 'www' part in typing website addresses, you're likely to get this error message on Google Chrome when accessing e-gov.am. Not a big worry though and can certainly be easily fixed. I'm sure they'll start working on it this Monday.
By tradition all persons and organizations, listed above, were conferred prizes of a gold key - as a symbol of openness.
The rusty lock, a symbol of secrecy, was awarded to the Municipality of Stepanavan (Lori region) - for not fulfilling the requirements of the RA Law "On Freedom of Information".