The European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are supporting professional media monitoring in Georgia as the way to promote media diversity, increase journalistic standards and build the watchdog functions of civil society, especially at a time of elections. Since the launch of the first media monitoring rounds in 2010, this initiative has contributed to the media research during the major elections in Georgia in 2010 - 2017.
What We Do
The current initiative focuses on media monitoring of the Presidential Elections in Georgia in October 2018. The European Union and UNDP are working with a team of the Georgian 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 around 40 media outlets - televisions, radio, print and online media. For more information, see media monitoring methodology [Link]
Results of the media monitoring initiatives in 2010-2017
Training and Media Development
Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
The Georgian Charer of Journalistic Ethics is an independent association of jornalists. The goal of the Charter concerns the development of journalistic norms and professional standards, which includes their implementation and protection.
The organisation was established on December 4, 2009, when 137 journalists signed an agreement to observe general professional standards, and with this signature became the founders and members of the Charter.
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Formed in 1997, Internews Georgia is a local non-profit non-governmental organization based in Georgia. We believe that we can improve access to information for people by fostering independent media and promoting open communication policies in the public interest. All our activities serve media professionals as well as entire Georgian society so that they can actively participate in the political and social decision-making and affect positive change.
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Civic Development Institute
Civic Development Institute dreams about truly democratic Georgia that is governed by every citizen with free will and rational motivation. CDI believes that informed and fair election has a crucial role for country's further development and strives to raise civic awareness and responsibility on the existing processes in the country.
CDI contributes to building the country that doesn't have political leaders with no alternatives; that does not have political parties that whether get 100 percent of votes or vanish in case of failure. In order to change this reality our organization supports formation of civil society in the following ways: by instillation of political and social Culture by inculcation of liberal values by creating tolerant atmosphere by protecting people whose rights have been violated by improving professionalism and sense of responsibility in journalists. CDI's mission is to raise civic awareness; to increase the role of education; to transform social atmosphere and to encourage people for motivated participation in country's institutional development.
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