Blog Posts
November 13, 2018
Nino Rizhamadze
For the 2018 presidential elections, ISFED is implementing the project on social media monitoring. Within the project, during the first round of the election ISFED has discovered 54 Facebook pages operating for the purpose of discrediting certain candidates.
April 11, 2018
Ana Andghuladze
The unprecedented global solidarity towards the UK has created serious tensions with Russia. While it is unclear what will come next in relations between Russia and the West, one thing is certain, that West needs more strategic and consistent approach towards increasing threats posed by Russia. Response to Salisbury attack could be a start.
March 5, 2018
Nino Rizhamadze
In light of the above developments, Georgian state institutions involved in the election process must take these issues into account when preparing for future elections and start communicating with Facebook. In addition, any platform where political ads are placed must be subjected to the same standard of transparency that applies to TV advertising.
February 28, 2018
Vittoria Zanellati
Contrary to what one might have thought, Italian elections do not simply matter for Italians. Italy has a role in the battle on the future of EU and the outcome of the vote is going to have historical consequences for the Europe in which we will live.
February 22, 2018
Bulgaria plans to work on strengthening security and improving transport, communication and digital infrastructure in the region, so it is important for Georgia to use Bulgaria’s natural interest towards the Black Sea region to its advantage and actively participate in initiatives for cooperation in the above-mentioned areas during Bulgaria’s presidency.
December 13, 2017
Because successful implementation of the Association Agreement is a top priority for Georgia, it is important to bolster coordination and monitoring of the process of this magnitude and complexity. Elevating/approximating coordination/monitoring functions of the Office of the State Minister to the prime ministerial level would have attributed greater political importance to the process.
December 8, 2017
Vittoria Zanellati
While traditional media companies struggle to define a new business model amid lower advertising revenues and declines in readership, online platforms such as Google and Facebook have become a sort of influential editor-in-chief curating users’ news intake through algorithms emphasising posts that engage an audience – exactly what a lot of false news is specifically designed to do.
May 8, 2017
ISFED-s blog
Over the last few months the entire world has been actively monitoring the French presidential elections and electoral environment. In light of the important challenges faced by the EU and strengthening of populism throughout the world, it comes as no surprise that future leader of France, one of the important members of the Union and a founding member state, is of a particular interest for international media.
February 17, 2017
In political life of Georgia, election of the president is a hotly debated issue along with the work of the Constitutional Commission. While the existing regulations provide for election of the head of state through universal, equal and direct suffrage, the possibility of indirect election is now being discussed.
February 8, 2017
Silence of the Public Broadcaster is the red line crossing of which would mean sacrificing media diversity, conduct of elections according to international standards and the fate of hundreds of employees of the channel.
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