Media coverage of the 2013 Presidential elections

Nov 8, 2013

From left to right: Keti Chibinishvili (CRRC - Georgia); Gigi Bregadze and Sophie Kemkhadze (UNDP in Georgia); Steven Stork (EU Delegation to Georgia); Nana Tabatadze (ISFED); Zakaria Tavberidze (Internews โ€“ Georgia). Photo: Daro Sulakauri/UNDP

TBILISI. 8 November 2013 โ€“ Main trends of the media performance during the 2013 Presidential elections in Georgia were discussed at a press conference on 8 November 2013.

Four Georgian non-governmental organizations โ€“ CRRC Georgia, Internews โ€“ Georgia, International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), and the Civic Development Institute (CDI), informed about key findings in the areas of impartial reporting and balanced coverage of the presidential candidates.

Stephen Stork of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, and Sophie Kemkhadze of UNDP in Georgia, addressed the civil society organizations and the media.

The election media monitoring runs with assistance from the European Union and UNDP. Kicked off in May 2013, the monitoring examines some 40 media outlets, including television, radio, printed press and the online media.

Regular updates are available at the website MediaMonitor.Ge and at the Facebook page.

Final reports, analytical conclusions and recommendations of the media monitoring exercise will be unveiled in December 2013.  

Contact information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, 599 196907 (mobile), Sophie.Tchitchinadze@undp.org

Tamar Mikadze, European Union Delegation to Georgia, +995 32 2943763, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu

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