MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

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We call on the government to take concrete steps in order to gain candidate status gain EU Candidate Status

The Media Advocacy Coalition responds to the adoption of a joint resolution on June 9, 2022, initiated by five political groups in the European Parliament (Verts / ALE, S&D, ECR, PPE, Renew Europe) on violations of media freedoms and the safety of journalists in Georgia.

 

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CSO METER - A Compass to Conducive Environment and CSO Empowerment

The complex social-economic developments, political tensions, and the Covid-19 pandemic have all significantly affected the civil society organisation (CSO)
environment in Georgia. 

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Free Legal Aid for Media and Journalists

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) initiates a project in order to improve accessibility of public information within the framework of which offers full legal assistance to journalists and other media representatives regarding freedom of information.

 

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Overview of the World Press Freedom Index

International organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) annually publishes Global Press Freedom index results and rankings for 180 countries in the world. Results and estimations for 2022 became available to the public today. 

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Internet Freedom and Digital Rights in Georgia: Systemic Challenges 

The virtualization of public life is an inevitable consequence of technological development. Each form of physical communication is gradually emerging as a digital alternative. The public's dependence on technology and the Internet is increasing, which leads to a growth in the importance of the digital sphere. Specifically, technological development affects all the fundamental values ​​of the states - the quality of democracy and the Rule of Law and the protection of basic human rights.

 

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Internet Freedom and Digital Rights in Georgia: Report Presentation and Panel Discussion

On February 1st, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST) held a presentation and panel discussion about the report on Internet Freedom and Digital Rights in Georgia.

 

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Workshop on Digital Content Regulation

On January 26, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a workshop on Digital Content Regulation in Georgia covering existing challenges and policy responses.  

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Media Advocacy Coalition negatively assesses deliberation of forthcoming gambling law with accelerated procedure

On December 13, 2021, the Bureau of the Parliament decided to expeditiously consider the draft law initiated by the members of the Georgian Dream on advertising games of chance. The amendments concern several legal acts, including the Law of Georgia on Broadcasting. The presented legislative package has significant financial effects. 

 

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IDFI Held a Workshop on Regulation of Digital Content in Georgia

On December 8, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST) held a workshop: Regulation of Digital Content in Georgia: Existing Model and Challenges.

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Civil Society Organisations: Government Uses State Security Service as Mechanism of Total Control

The story aired by Mtavari Arkhi TV covering the activities of the State Security Service has once again demonstrated that there is an appalling practice of large-scale control and human rights violations in the country.

 

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