August 29, 2019
Today, a group of JCN participants arrived in Tbilisi as part of their study trip to Georgia! There, we ended up taking part in a series of meetings, all hosted at Caucasus House, that aimed to give us a deeper understanding of reporting and media dynamics in the region.
We started the day by looking at media ownership – and media polarisation – in Georgia, discussing those themes with media researcher Nino Robakidze. There, we looked into the complex relationship between media consumption, accountability, and political preferences.
Following this, we spoke with journalist Sopho Zurabiani about the ongoing Rustavi2 case, taking an in-depth look at the present and future of the media industry in Georgia.
Finally, we finished off the day with a meeting with Dominik Cagara, co-founder of regional outlet OC Media. There, we looked at the difficulties of conflict reporting in the Caucasus and beyond. What should our priorities be when we engage in conflict reporting?