Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia
The Council of Europe project “Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia” is built upon achievements of two previous EU-CoE projects in Georgia “Promoting Freedom, Professionalism and Pluralism of the Media” and “Protecting Internet Freedom through Legislation and Arrangements for multi-stakeholder Dialogue” under the Partnership for Good Governance (EU-CoE) that where implemented during 2015-2017. Those two projects’ achievements included strengthening the capacities of the broadcasting regulatory authority (National Communications Commission), journalistic self-regulatory body (Charter of Journalistic Ethics), addressing challenges linked to freedom of expression on-line, establishment of multi-stakeholder dialogue with regard to the Internet and promotion of the CoE standards on the internet and human rights.
- Supporting national authorities in bringing legal and policy framework and practice on audio-visual services and media literacy in line with the CoE and European standards;
- Further improvement of professionalism, responsibility and respect of ethical rules among journalists;
- Supporting national authorities in further development and proper implementation of Internet related legal framework and regulations;
- Strengthening the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms through the reinforcement of the protection of individuals with regard to their right to privacy and right to data protection.
- Expert assessments, opinions and recommendations on the multisectorial cooperation, legal and policy framework governing the media and internet, as well as countryspecific studies and publications;
- Workshops, training sessions, conferences and study visits;
- Development of the GNCC webpage on Media Literacy;
- Development of the handbook on Ethical Journalism
- Georgian National Communications Commission;
- Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics;
- Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia;
- Data Protection Agency;
- Small and Medium Telecom Operator’s Association of Georgia ;
- Civil Society;
- Academia: Faculties of Journalism of Universities.
The project runs from 1 February 2019 through 31 January 2021