The current project focuses on media monitoring of the presidential polls in Georgia in October 2018. The European Union and UNDP are working with a team of civil society organizations – Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Internews – Georgia and Civic Development Institute (CDI), to examine impartiality and balance of reporting in an election period by thirty-eight national media outlets – televisions, radio, print and online media. The media monitoring reports and methodology are available at: www.mediamonitor.ge
Results in 2010-2017
- Professional media monitoring during the six major elections in Georgia in 2010 – 2016: Local Self-Government elections (2010); Parliamentary polls (2012); Presidential elections (2013); Local Self-Government elections (2014); Parliamentary polls (2016); and Local Self-Government Elections (2017).
- Professional media monitoring in 2011 and 2012 with the focus on reporting on social and economic issues.
- Facilitation of public discussion about the media monitoring results through the TV talk-shows and web resources.
Training and Media Development
- Training in media monitoring for the leading civil society organizations in Georgia. Trainer: Slovak media monitoring organization Memo’98.
- Professional training in media standards and reporting for the journalists of the 20 regional broadcasters in Georgia. Trainers: Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Media Centar Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina).