Memory and Disinformation Studies

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Evaluation of the Work of the Freedom Charter Committee in 2017-2019

In 2020, IDFI still became interested in the work of the “Freedom Charter” commission in 2017-2019 and addressed to the State Security Service. According to the information received from the State Security Service, in 2017-2019, the commission addressed to the 37 competent persons to eliminate the communist totalitarian and fascist symbols and propaganda (0 cases in 2017, 5 cases in 2018 and 32 cases in 2019).

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Online Discussion on the Issues Related to the First Mass Grave of the Victims of the Soviet Regime in Adjara

On 22 December, online discussion regarding issues related to the first mass grave of the victims of the Soviet regime in Adjara, organized by the Institute for Freedom of Information (IDFI) and Society “Memorial” was held.

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IDFI Calls for the Prime Minister of Georgia to Increase the Subsidy for the Repressed Individuals in the 2021 State Budget

In the nearest future, the 10th Parliament of Georgia will vote for the Legislative Proposal on the 2021 Budget of Georgia. The increase of the 7 GEL living subsidy for the persons recognized as the victims of political repressions (hereafter: repressed individuals) still is not included in the budget.


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Openness of State Archives in Post-Soviet Republics and Eastern Bloc States During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in partnership with international scholars, conducted a study within the framework of the “Evaluation of the Openness of State Archives in Post-Soviet Republics and Eastern Bloc States” project in 2019-2020.

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Official Documents of 1944 on the Resettlement of the Minorities of Georgia

On November 15, 1944, began the implementation of Order №001176 of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (НКВД). The Order entailed the forced resettlement of the ethnic and religious groups of “Turks[1], Kurds, and Hemshins (Muslim Armenians) living on the territory of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic”.

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Russian Online Media on Pompeo’s Visit to Georgia

On 10 November, it became known that on 17-18 November, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo would visit Georgia. Since then, lots of opinions regarding the objectives of his visit have been expressed. 

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The Overview of the Memory Politics of Georgia

In this report, IDFI discussed the memory politics of independent Georgia since 1991, achievements and challenges in the three basic directions – legal dimension, institutional dimension and memorial dimension. Based on the report, it can be argued that there are challenges in the three directions.


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Disinformation related to Georgia’s Position on Karabakh Conflict in Armenian and Azerbaijani Media

Since 27 September 2020, the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh have renewed. Both sides blame each for starting the military campaign. 

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Russian Information Warfare against the Lugar Laboratory

On 3 September 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) made a statement, according to which, a cyberattack was carried out on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia from a foreign country.

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Cyberattack on the Ministry of Health and Russian Trace

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA), on 1 September 2020, a cyberattack was carried out on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia from a foreign country. 

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