What is the goal?

To enhance media, internet and personal data protection landscape in Georgia through improved legislation and policy as well as increased capacity of key stakeholders to confront challenges in line with human rights principles. 

How does the Project work?

The Project focuses on the following:

  • Promoting professionalism and respect for ethical rules among journalists;
  • Increasing capacity of media regulatory and selfregulatory bodies;
  • Facilitating cooperation and exchange among stakeholders in the field of internet governance;
  • Raising awareness about international standards in the field of access to public information;
  • Supporting major stakeholders to enhance protection of journalists;  
  • Supporting inclusive and informed decisionmaking in the legislative processes in the fields of audiovisual services and personal data protection;
  • Assisting policy development in the field of personal data protection and use of algorithms.
What is the Project duration?

The project runs from 1 February 2021 until 31 December 2023.

What is the budget of the Project?

The total budget of the project amounts to EUR 481 000.

The Project is funded by the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023. Action Plan contributors are European Union, the Human Rights Trust Fund*, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the Fund to End Violence Against Children (EVAC).

*Human Rights Trust Fund (HRTF) brings together 7 contributors – Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Project partners

Communications Commission (Media Regulatory Authority)

Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia (CSO)

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

Telecom Operators’ Association of Georgia (CSO)

State Inspector’s Service (Data Protection Authority)

Ministry of Justice

Public Defender of Georgia


The project is implemented by the Council of Europe’s Division for Cooperation on Freedom of Expression of the Information Society Department with the Council of Europe Office in Georgia.

Senior Project Officer

Tamar Kobakhidze