publications

Date: 01 Jul 2019

Anti-Western Propaganda - 2018

Media Development Foundation, MDF, has been studying anti-Western propaganda issues in Georgian media since 2014. This report is the analysis of the results of a-year-long monitoring conducted by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) throughout 2018. The monitoring is aimed at studying the typology of anti-Western messages, fake news and their sources in the Georgian media. The subjects of monitoring were media outlets as well as other sources – politicians, clergy, civil organizations and representatives of society. This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2018. The introductory part of the report provides key findings of the study and methodology; the first part – the aggregate quantitative data, while the second part covers anti-Western messages and their sources. The third part overviews propaganda strategies and methods, as well as the cases detected within the scope of the Myth Detector project. The final chapter provides profiles of most active sources in terms of spreading anti-Western messages. The MDF conducted similar studies in 2014-2017 too. The study has been carried out in partnership with UN Association of Georgia within the framework of USAID’s Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness Program.
Author:TAMAR KINTSURASHVILI, TINA GOGOLADZE, SOPHO GELAVA
Date: 22 Apr 2019

Verification Resources - Myth Detector Guide

Material is available only in Georgian language
Author:Sopo Gelava, Editor: Tamar Kintsurashvili
Date: 28 Dec. 2017

ANTI-WESTERN PROPAGANDA, 2017

This report is the analysis of the results of a-year-long monitoring conducted by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) throughout 2017. The monitoring aimed at studying the typology of anti-Western messages and fake news in the Georgian media. The subjects of monitoring were media outlets as well as other sources – politicians, clergy, civil organizations and representatives of society. The MDF conducted similar studies in 2016 and 2014-2015 too. The study has been carried out in partnership with UN Association of Georgia within the framework of USAID’s Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness Program (PITA). This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2017. The introductory part of the report provides key findings of the study, the study methodology and the aggregate quantitative data by sources. The second part overviews propaganda strategy and methods. The final part of the report presents profiles of those sources that were most frequently spreeding anti-western narratives. Author: TAMAR KINTSURASHVILI Researchers: DALI KURDADZE, SOPHO GELAVA Data processing: MARIAM TSUTSKIRIDZE, TINA GOGOLADZE Monitoring by TAMAR GAGNIASHVILI, SOPHO GOGADZE, KHATIA LOMIDZE, ROMAN BAINDURASHVILI, MARIAM GELASHVILI Designed by BESIK DANELIA, IBDESIGN
Author: TAMAR KINTSURASHVILI Researchers: DALI KURDADZE, SOPHO GELAVA
Date: 14 Sep. 2017

Kremlin Influence Index, 2017

Kremlin Influence Index is a quantitative tool, designed by the group of think tanks from Eastern and Central Europe to measure the ability of the government of Russian Federation to influence on information space of other countries to achieve its goals. This Report contains the results of pilot measurement of the Index in Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Dedicated to experts on psychological security, public officials, media experts, journalists, stratcom units and other stakeholders involved into counteracting disinformation and propaganda influences in the region. The Report is published due to support of the Black Sea Trust within the project implemented by Detector Media (Ukraine) in partnership with European Values (Czech Republic), Media Development Foundation (Georgia) and Political Capital (Hungary). Opinions expressed in the Report do not necessary represent those of the Black Sea Trust, German Marshall Fund, or its partners. Authors: GEORGIA - Tamar Kintsurashvili, Dali Kurdadze, Sopho Gelava CZECH REPUBLIC - Jakub Janda, Veronika Víchová HUNGARY - Győri Lóránt, Patrik Szicherle UKRAINE - Roman Shutov, Diana Dutsyk Edited by: Roman Shutov, Lead Researcher Design: Yana Dobrianska
Author:GEORGIA - Tamar Kintsurashvili, Dali Kurdadze, Sopho Gelava CZECH REPUBLIC - Jakub Janda, Veronika Víchová HUNGARY - Győri Lóránt, Patrik Szicherle UKRAINE - Roman Shutov, Diana Dutsyk
Date: 16 Aug. 2017

Путеводитель по медиаграмотности , Как бороться с манипуляциями и ложной информацией - RU

This content is availabe in Russian;
Author:Софо Гелава, Дали Курдадзе