A New Cycle of Media Monitoring Kicks off
A new round of media monitoring ahead of 15 June local self-governance elections is announced.
Up to 40 national and local television, radio, print and online media outlets will be scrutinized for impartiality and balance by the Georgian civil society organizations: CRRC Georgia, Internews – Georgia and the Civic Development Institute (CDI).
The election media monitoring will be implemented with assistance from the European Union and the UNDP.
At a round table on 21 March, representatives of civil society, expert community, media and international organizations summarised key trends of the media performance during the 2013 presidential race and discussed challenges and opportunities of the Georgian media in the pre-election period.
Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, and Niels Scott, UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia, addressed the participants at an opening session.
Natia Kuprashvili from Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters (GARB) and Tamar Khorbaladze from Media Development Foundation (MDF) reviewed the challenges of Georgian media in face of upcoming local self-governance elections.
Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, 599 196907 (cell), Sophie.Tchitchinadze@undp.org
Tamar Mikadze, European Union Delegation to Georgia, +995 32 2943763+995 32 2943763, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu