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Russian Capital in Georgia

Russian malign influence still defines the post-Soviet region’s most pressing political, economic and social challenges. While Russian hybrid strategies in the cyber warand information sphere have been much discussed and analysed, there is often a lack of up-to-date empirical evidence documenting Russian influences in different Georgian business sectors. The Kremlin has long been weaponizing corruption and money flows in both its foreign and domestic politics. Corrupt practices are being deliberately exported as a tool to weaken and destabilize democratic institutions, most especially in post-Soviet countries. Counter-disinformation efforts are increasingly moving beyond the narrow media lens and are recognizing money and business as vectors of malign influence and as key tools of nonlinear warfare.

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Spring semester of the Academic and Certificate Program: Disinformation and Propaganda Studies

Spring semester of academic program: Disinformation and Propaganda Studies: History, Theories and Ways of Debunking has started. The educational program is jointly organised by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the University of Georgia (UG). 

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The City Halls of Akhmeta and Tsageri Municipalities Adopted Building Integrity and Transparency Strategic Documents

On February 25 and 28, 2022 Building Integrity and Transparency strategies and action plans  were adopted, respectively, by the decrees of the mayors of Akhmeta and Tsageri municipalities. 

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Processing of Biometric and Genetic Data - European Standards

Data related to a person's physical, biological, or physiological characteristics that enable an individual to be uniquely identified is considered to biometric data.

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IDFI held a closing event of the project

February 24, 2022, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Service, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, held a closing event of the project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia".

 

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IDFI Conducted a Training on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for Employees of Ambrolauri and Lanchkhuti City Halls

On February 16-21, IDFI conducted an online training on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity issues for the employees of the City Halls of Ambrolauri and Lanchkhuti municipalities and legal entities owned or managed by the City Halls.

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Discussion meetings with Gori youth were held within the framework of the project - "A new identity for the city of Gori "

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held  meetings with students and teachers of Gori, within the framework of the project - Overcoming disinformation and nostalgia surrounding Stalin: A new identity for the city of Gori. On February 18,  meeting was held in the exhibition centre of the Photographers' Club of Gori and on February 21, in the Verkhvebi IDP Settlement with the youth living there.

 

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Economic Growth Overview

In 2021, the Georgian economy surpassed the 2019 level by 3%, despite significant growth in foreign debt and high inflation.

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The first stage of work on the mass grave of the Great Terror (1937-1938) in Khelvachauri has been completed

On February 9, 2022, Polish Institute of National Remembrance  (IPN) completed the process of exhumation in Adjara and the mass grave №6 of the victims of the Great Terror of 1937-1938, discovered in Khelvachauri, near Batumi, was fully examined.

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IDFI and the Business and Technology University signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

On February 10, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Business and Technology University (BTU).

 

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