Internews Georgia has selected four media organizations – web outlet “Publika.ge” (Tbilisi), web outlet “Mtisambebi.ge” (Kakheti region), TV 25 (Adjara Autonomous Republic) and Radio “Nor” (Samtskhe-Javakheti region) as 2021 partners of “Access to Information and Audience Understanding” (AI / AU) Project.
Selected media outlets will receive 4,500 GBP each to support the development and initiatives designed to address the information needs of specific communities and use innovative solutions to improve audience outreach, quality of content, and financial sustainability.
The micro-grants are issued as part of the project “Access to Information and Audience Understanding Project (AI/AU), implemented by Internews Georgia with the support of Internews and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The media organizations selected through the competitive process will receive trainings and mentoring to enhance their sustainability and improve the facts based editorial and management processes. Additionally, the project will support media partners to improve content diversification skills and increase interaction with the audience, as well as their monetization capacity.
The four-year project “Access to Information and Audience Understanding” (AI/AU) aims to increase citizen access to information about issues of importance in public affairs, strengthen the sustainability of targeted media outlets, and better link local media and the communities they serve.
For more information contact Shorena Kochiashvili, project director, (cell: 595 350003, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Internews Georgia’s Access to Information and Audience Understanding Project is implemented with the support of Internews (Audience Understanding and Digital Support Project) and funded by Sweden.