Media Coverage of the Ultranationalist Groups in Georgia: Mapping the Structure of the Discourse

Working Paper, April 2021 / #15 This paper analyzes the patterns of media coverage of Georgian ultranationalist groups and their discourse as covered by the three Georgian mainstream TV channels: Rustavi2, Imedi TV, and the 1st Channel of the Georgian Public Broadcaster. It examines whether and how ...
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Online movie-discussion: The line between unbiased media coverage and the encouragement of radical right-wing narratives

On January 25, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized the second online movie-discussion based on the 3 following documentary videos: “Right-wing populists and the EU” by Deutsche Welle (DW)  “Georgia’s Rave Revolution” by BBC  and the media report by Radio Liberty titled...
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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 Geor...
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Political Polarization and Media: Threats to the Democratic Process in Georgia

Nino Robakidze[1] Traditional liberal democratic states across the world are concerned about the issue of political polarization. At the same time, the media, one of the major democratic institute, is also facing new challenges. Trust of towards traditional media, particularly for some specific soci...
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GIP Commentary: When an Election Damages Democracy: Lessons from the 2018 Georgia’s Presidential Election 

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Georgia’s recent presidential elections exposed many of the problems that have been aggravating the country’s democratization process over the last few years. By electing the country’s first female president, Georgia has made one step forward — but the...
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