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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
Date: 27 Dec. 2016

Anti-Western Propaganda, 2016

This study presents the analysis of media monitoring carried out by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) during 2016. It reviews anti-Western messages and disinformation disseminated by Georgian media outlets and other sources – politicians, clergy, civil organizations and representatives of society. The MDF conducted a similar study in 2014-2015. 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. This report covers the period from between 1 January and 31 December 2016. The first part of the report highlights key findings of the study, the methodology and provides total quantitative data by sources. The second part of the report reviews propaganda methods and Russian sources. The final part discusses the instances detected within the framework of the Myth Detector project. Author: Tamar Kintsurashvili Researchers: Dali Kurdadze, Sopho Gelava Monitoring by Tamar Gagniashvili, Sopho Gogadze, Khatia Lomidze, Roman Baindurashvili, Tamar Sopromadze, Tina Gogoladze, Irakli Tskhadadze, Mariam Tsutskiridze, Natia Gogelia, Natia Gogolashvili
Author:Tamar Kintsurashvili; Researchers: Dali Kurdadze, Sopho Gelava