Final Results of Election Media Monitoring

Jul 30, 2014

From left to right: Gigi Bregadze - UNDP; Shombi Sharp - UNDP; Boris Iarochevitch - EU Delegation to Georgia. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

TBILISI. 30 July 2014 - Georgian media is making notable progress towards the unbiased and balanced reporting but is lacking analytical coverage of the events – says the final report of the three-month monitoring which followed up to 40 national and local media outlets during the local self-governance elections in Georgia.

Three Georgian non-governmental organizations – CRRC Georgia, Internews – Georgia and Civic Development Institute (CDI), summarised the monitoring results at a press conference on 30 July 2014.

Boris Iarochevitch, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, and Shombi Sharp, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Georgia, addressed the participants at the opening session.

“Our joint efforts contributed to building the national expertise in media analysis, and helped to create a team of media monitors with very real commitment and professionalism,” Shombi Sharp said.

The election media monitoring was implemented with assistance from the European Union and UNDP. The reports from April 15 to June 30 are available at:

Contact information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, +995 599 196907,

Tamar Mikadze, European Union Delegation to Georgia, +995 32 2943763,