Reporting on EU-Related Issues by Local Media Outlets in Georgia: Effectiveness of Government-Media Cooperation #ReportEU

Levan Kakhishvili

Informing the public about the European Union (EU) (its functions, goals, etc.) is a complex task. Given its scope, this task cannot be exclusive to government agencies. In its own efforts, the government of Georgia needs partners to disseminate information.

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Informing the Public About the EU: The Media Practitioners from Georgia, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic Share Experiences #ReportEU

Ekaterine Basilaia, Filip Pazderski,
Dr. Petra Kuchyňková, Jan Cingel

This report was commissioned in view of the deepening political polarization, rising populism, growing Euroscepticism and anti-Western movements as well as concerns over fake news, disinformation and propaganda in the media in the countries where the research was carried out.

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GIP Held a Project Closing Conference – “Communicating EU: the Role of Media in Georgia and the Visegrad Countries”

On July 4, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media conference – “Communicating EU: the role of media in Georgia and the Visegrad countries” #ReportEU – at the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi.

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Upcoming | Project Closing Conference – “Communicating EU: the Role of Media in Georgia and the Visegrad Countries”

On July 4, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is hosting a media conference – “Communicating EU: the role of media in Georgia and the Visegrad countries” #ReportEU at the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi.

The conference brings together think tanks and researchers from Georgia, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic to discuss media’s editorial policies for the EU reporting, share experiences from the Visegrad countries, and analyse how state-media cooperation could strengthen strategic communication of Georgia’s Europeanization.

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GIP media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for regional journalists

On May 16, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for Georgian regional media journalists. This one day specially crafted training course by the BBC correspondent Rayhan Demytrie and Al-Jazeera English journalist and film-maker Robin Forestier-Walker, focused on pitching, storytelling skills and structuring analytical reports, that will help participants to develop their reports on the subject of Georgia’s European integration.

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Press Release: Upcoming seminar at Grigol Robakidze University for young journalists and students on EU Foreign Policy and DCFTA implementation in Georgia

On May 22, 2019 The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) will conduct a seminar for young journalists and students at Grigol Robakidze University, who are interested in EU Foreign Policy  and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) implementation in Georgia.

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Press Release: Upcoming seminar in Marneuli for young journalists and students: DCFTA implementation in Georgia

On April 16, 2019 The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) will conduct a seminar for young journalists and students in Marneuli, who are interested in Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) implementation in Georgia. The one-day seminar aims to raise awareness about DCFTA benefits as well as main challenges for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). 

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GIP organized a training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives

On February 25-26, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a 2-day training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives, working in the eastern part of Georgia, who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharing of V4 Countries to Promote Media Professionalism in reporting Georgia’s European integration” funded by International Visegrad Foundation.

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Press Release: Training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives working in the eastern part of Georgia

On February 25-26, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organizes training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives working in the eastern part of Georgia who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharing of V4 Countries to Promote Media Professionalism in reporting Georgia’s European integration” funded by International Visegrad Foundation. (more…)

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GIP Seminar for young journalists and students: “Georgia’s Foreign Policy, Identity and the EU”

On February 1, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted a seminar for young journalists and students in Batumi, who are interested in Georgia’s foreign policy and the EU-Georgia relations. The event was organized in cooperation with “Batumelebi” and Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. The one-day seminar was delivered by prof. Kornely Kakachia, GIP Director, and aimed to raise awareness about Euro-Atlantic integration processes, and engage youth in a thought-provoking discussion about strategic direction of Georgia’s policies. (more…)

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Georgian Institute of Politics has launched a project entitled “Experience-Sharing of V4 Countries to Promote Media Professionalism in reporting Georgia’s European integration”. Project will be implemented in partnership with GLOBSEC (Slovakia), Foundation Institute of Public Affairs (ISP, Poland), and Masaryk University (Czech Republic).

The project aims to empower journalists in Georgia’s regions and minority-populated areas, through training, monitoring activities and learning from experience of V4 countries, to positively shape opinion on EU integration processes through fact-based, accessible reporting.

Focus areas: Democratic values and the media, improved media and information literacy for increased resilience towards biased reporting, disinformation and propaganda.

  • This projects aims to:
    • Promote a more informed discussion on the topical issues of EU integration and DCFTA implementation for the purpose of augmenting knowledge about these issues among journalists and consequently increasing the quality of reporting in both nationwide and local media;
    • Contribute to dispelling harmful myths and managing expectations regarding Georgia’s European integration in order to effectively counter Russian propaganda and ensure better-informed public opinion on Georgia’s EU membership aspirations;
    • Promote expertise on the part of the media on Euro integration issues, including the benefits for Georgia and the wider region that ensue from these processes;
    • Raise awareness among young journalists in Georgia’s regions as agents of positive change in Georgia’s European integration processes;
    • Experience of editorial policy of V4 countries will be shared to Georgian journalists and active ties will be established by mentoring in the process of monitoring and providing recommendations how to improve media environment in Georgia’s regions.

 

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GIP Held a Project Closing Conference – “Communicating EU: the Role of Media in Georgia and the Visegrad Countries”

On July 4, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media conference – “Communicating EU: the role of media in Georgia and the Visegrad countries” #ReportEU – at the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi.

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GIP media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for regional journalists

On May 16, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a media workshop on “Storytelling and Analysis” for Georgian regional media journalists. This one day specially crafted training course by the BBC correspondent Rayhan Demytrie and Al-Jazeera English journalist and film-maker Robin Forestier-Walker, focused on pitching, storytelling skills and structuring analytical reports, that will help participants to develop their reports on the subject of Georgia’s European integration.

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GIP organized a training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives

On February 25-26, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a 2-day training in Tbilisi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives, working in the eastern part of Georgia, who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharing of V4 Countries to Promote Media Professionalism in reporting Georgia’s European integration” funded by International Visegrad Foundation.

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GIP Seminar for young journalists and students: “Georgia’s Foreign Policy, Identity and the EU”

On February 1, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted a seminar for young journalists and students in Batumi, who are interested in Georgia’s foreign policy and the EU-Georgia relations. The event was organized in cooperation with “Batumelebi” and Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. The one-day seminar was delivered by prof. Kornely Kakachia, GIP Director, and aimed to raise awareness about Euro-Atlantic integration processes, and engage youth in a thought-provoking discussion about strategic direction of Georgia’s policies. (more…)

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GIP trainings in Batumi for journalists, editors and NGO representatives

On January 31 – February 1, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a 2-day training in Batumi  for journalists, editors and NGO representatives working in the western part of Georgia who are interested in EU-Georgia relations. Training is a part of the GIP project “Experience-Sharing of V4 Countries to Promote Media Professionalism in reporting Georgia’s European integration” funded by International Visegrad Foundation. (more…)

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#ReportEU – “Slow steps to sustainable development”

By Lela Alania
Originally posted at KhobiNews
Prepared in the framework of the project – #ReportEU

SMEs from Samegrelo try to meet the DCFTA requirements and export their products to the EU market.

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#ReportEU – “Hazard for Population from Concrete Factory on Shanidze 1st Alley in Batumi – Years-long Story of Harming People and the Environment”

By Nazibrola Rekhviashvili
Originally posted at FactCheck
Prepared in the framework of the project – #ReportEU

A concrete factory on Batumi’s Shanidze 1st Alley has been operating for several years. There are 180 families living nearby and multi-storeyed residential blocks within a few metres as well as a public school and a kindergarten adjacent.

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