Memory and Disinformation Studies

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IDFI held a presentation and film screening about repressed people in Kaspi, Borjomi, and Gori

On September 29-30, 2022, the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the National Parliament Library of Georgia held a presentation on the issue of repressed people in Kaspi, Borjomi, and Gori and a screening of the film "Cemetery of the Shot in Batumi" shot by Radio Free Georgia/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).


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A program for the study of disinformation and propaganda has been launched

On September 26, 2022, an introductory meeting and the first lecture of the 2022-2023 training program planned in cooperation with the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the University of Georgia (UG) - "Disinformation and Propaganda Research: History, Theories and Means of Debunking" - 2022-2023 were held.


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Statement - Call on the countries of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc to ensure the openness of state archives

The importance of openness of archives and understanding the Soviet past is clearly demonstrated by the war that is now raging in Ukraine. 

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Overcoming disinformation and nostalgia surrounding Stalin: A new identity for the city of Gori - Stage 3

The project aims at creating an alternative visual platform. Hence, the project will highlight hitherto unknown people, locations, places of memory of trauma and triumph, and important moments in the (pre-Soviet or independent to Soviet regime) history of the city.

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Boot Camp: Polarized Society Facing Hybrid Challenges

On August 18-20, 2022, the event Boot Camp: "Polarized Society Facing Hybrid Challenges", organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the University of Georgia (UG), was held in which the students of the IDFI/UG Academic and Certificate Course - Disinformation and Propaganda Studies: History, Theories and Ways of Debunking were involved.


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The IDFI representative presented a report in Gori within the framework of the campaign

The Information Integrity Coalition held the final event within the campaign dedicated to the 14th since  the August war - "Russia wants war, not the West". 

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In Gori, the awarding of the winners of the

In connection with the 2008 war, in Shida Kartli, in order to raise general awareness, in July 2022, the "Memory of the War in the City" competition was announced.

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Within the framework of IDFI's ongoing project "New identity for the city of Gori", a website was created:

The presentation of the educational, touristic and updating website was held in the city of Gori, symbolically within the framework of the conference held on August 7.


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Information Integrity Coalition Launches August War Remembrance Campaign

A conspiracy theory alleging the West tries to drag Georgia into war has been actively spread lately. Kremlin-supporting groups use this period every year to spread disinformation on 2008 war, however, they became especially active this year, amid the unjustified Russian invasion in Ukraine and the start of a full-scale war.

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German-language Journal GEO publishes an article on the IDFI project

An article in a German-language magazine about the IDFI project - "New identity for the city of Gori" was published. The article reviews the content and significance of the project for the region.