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Case law of the European Court of Human Rights regarding public information

On June 17, 2022, the European Commission defined 12 priorities for Georgia.

30 May 2023 image

Will the Georgian Economy Collapse Vis- à -Vis Bilateral Sanctions on Russia?

The significant decline in trade with Russia due to the Russian embargo initiated in 2006, followed by the war, had a devastating impact on the Georgian economy.

20 December 2022 image

Soviet Roots of Anti-Western Propaganda

Russia's modern information operations and methods are a legacy of the Soviet Union.

3 November 2022 image

How Russian disinformation tactics were utilised in the context of the 2008 5-day war

In the post-Soviet context, the first Chechen war (1994-1996) illustrated to the Russian state the importance that disinformation can play during times of conflict. Despite eventually overwhelming the Chechen forces in the successive conflict, Russia was said to have lost the ‘information war’ between the two sides. 

11 July 2022 image

Problems of judicial control over access to public information

Access to public information is one of the main mechanisms to conduct public control over state government in a legal and democratic state and to improve open and effective governance.

3 May 2022 image

The Overview of the Censorship of the Georgian Press and Print Media

The fight against censorship and for the freedom of speech counts centuries. One of the most ancient cases of censorship is related to the philosopher, Socrates who was sentenced to death in 333 BC for spreading the ideas among the youth that opposed his contemporary moral and political code.

2 May 2022 image

Celebrating May 9 in Russia

After the invasion of Ukraine, the celebration of Victory Day on May 9 has taken a special significance in the Russian Federation, as Russian propaganda seeks to adapt the narrative of victory over Nazi Germany to modern times. 

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Tendencies of Russian Disinformation in Georgia Along with the War in Ukraine

September 27 -  The Kremlin stated that any expansion of NATO military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross one of President Vladimir Putin's "red lines", while Belarus said that  it had agreed with Moscow to take action against NATO's expansion.


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Digital Services as a Mean of Direct Interaction between the State, Business, and Citizens on the Example of MY.GOV.GE

Prior to the creation of the Unified Portal of E-Services (MY.GOV.GE) in Georgia, government agencies more or less provided information to citizens and businesses about the services offered by them, in most cases, on-site services were required, often from one agency to another, so it was difficult for citizens to identify the relevant agency and service.

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Challenges of Political Funding Accountability and Transparency in Georgia

Every state that understands the role of sound election processes and strong political actors in the process of building representative democracy needs to support the principles of political accountability and transparency, the latter being an important indicator of confidence in political systems.


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