Information Meeting in the framework of the project “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia”.

Multimedia news production and regional content exchange project launched connecting the Balkans and Eurasia

On Wednesday, November 21, at  2pm, Internews Georgia will hold a project presentation at 11 Andria Apakidze Street, Tbilisi, Georgia and is open to all interested parties.

Internews Georgia, in partnership with Internews, is launching a multimedia news production and regional content exchange project entitled “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia.” As part of this project, Internews Georgia will provide grants and editorial support to national and local media partners to produce and exchange multimedia news stories within Georgia and diversify their website content to better engage their audience. The project will also support production of regional stories and exchange, highlighting common events and issues that are affecting other countries in the Balkans and Eurasia as well as Georgia. Continue reading

Micro-Grant Contest Results “Access to Information and Audience Understanding” (AI / AU) Project

Four media websites, Liberali.ge (Tbilisi), RegInfo.ge (Kakheti region), KutaisiPost.ge (Imereti region) and MarneuliFM.ge (Kvemo Kartli Region) will receive 4,546 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). Continue reading

Information meeting for grant competition

Information meeting for selection of four mediapartners in Georgia 

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

Internews Georgia invites interested parties to the information meeting about the ongoing competition to identify media partners in the “Access to Information and Audience Understanding ” (AI / AU) Project. The meeting will take place at 12:00, on July 13, 2018.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. Continue reading

Results Presentation

Project to support independent media and cross-border news exchange between Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine reports results

Internews Georgia is presenting the results of the cross-border journalism project “Strengthening Independent Media in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia”, aimed at improving access to information and media literacy among citizens of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. The project supported nine local media outlets in Georgia with multimedia content, skills, technologies and micro-grants to diversify content of their websites and make them more engaging for the public; The project also facilitated joint reporting by Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian journalists, produced useful online tools by connecting journalists with IT specialists, and facilitated increased media literacy and information exchange among the youth and the elderly.

The project was implemented in partnership with Internews (US), Internews Ukraine, and Independent Journalism Center (Moldova). The project received support from the US Department of State.

Nine local media partners, selected through a competitive process, received thematic multimedia packages on topics of national public interest, entitled “Georgia Plus”, and supplemented them with local news. The “Georgia Plus” series were produced by journalists from national media, also selected through a competition, and covered seven thematic areas with multimedia content. Local media outlets produced 189 stories on these topics in complex, multimedia formats (video, audio, written materials, infographics, interactive maps, games, quizzes).

Cross-border content focused on topics of significance to citizens in, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. These regional news packages were produced as a joint effort of Moldovan, Ukrainian and Georgia journalists.

The project also included two components designed to benefit young people and the elderly. Young people joined in with the “European Café” discussion club, held at different venues all around Georgia (Borjomi, Telavi, Batumi, Gori, Kutaisi), and in the “Media Literacy Camp”, held in Chakvi. These gatherings offered young people opportunities to meet journalists, activists, scholars, artists, and discuss topics of common interest. The elderly in the rural areas received some basic Internet skills training, called “Get Grandma Online,” to help them become better connected with social and community life.

The “Innovation Fund” helped partner media to obtain resources and assistance with technology upgrades to their newsrooms. The “Media App Hackathon” and “Media Innovations Lab” connected software developers, local and regional media, and citizen/media activists to create apps and online tools for independent media.

The presentation of the project results will be held at 2pm, April 26, at the Silicon Valley Tbilisi (on the premises of the Business and Technology University), 82 Ilya Chavchavadze Avenue. For more information please contact Maia Mikashavidze, project director, (cell: 599 589704, maia.mikashavidze@gmail.com) or Shorena Kochiashvili, project assistant (cell: 598 404401, shorena@internews.ge).