Internews Georgia’s New Media Partners for 2019

Four media outlets selected as partners of

Access to Information and Audience Understanding Project (AI/AU)

Internews Georgia has selected four media outlets – TV Pirveli (Tbilisi), Association Kartlis Khma (qartli.ge – Gori), TV 9th Channel (Akhaltsikhe), TV 25 (Batumi) as 2019 partners in “Access to Information and Audience Understanding ” (AI / AU) Project. The partners were selected in merit-based competition. Next year Internews Georgia will hold a competition again to select four new partners.

Internews Georgia will offer partners consultations and trainings aimed at building skills in audience research, analytics, and data-driven decision-making. Leading Georgian web media experts will visit partners for in-house residencies and engage through online mentoring.

As a next step, Internews Georgia will hold a small grant competition in April to award best project proposals from partners to support for initiatives designed to address the information needs of specific communities (with a preference for marginalized groups) and innovative solutions to improve audience outreach, quality of content, and financial sustainability. The partners will receive grants of 4,500 GB Pounds. If a partner or partners submit weak proposals, the proposals will be rejected and a new competition will be held with participation from both partner and non-partner media.

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. Every year, the project will support four media partners.

For more information, contact Shorena Kochiashvili, Project Director, email: shorena@internews.ge , cell 598 404 401 or Irina Samkharadze, Project assistant, e-mail; irina@internews.ge , cell 599 553 498

 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. 

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