On October 31, another activity under the series of “History Keepers” on the history of Ukraine were organized by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellow prof. Mariam Gersamia, in cooperation with Media and Communication Educational and Research Center.
The seminar and discussion was attended by the leading media managers and journalists from TV companies "Formula", "Mtavari Arkhi", "TV Pirveli", Georgian Public Broadcaster: Giorgi Targamadze, Tengo Gogotishvili, Nino Zautashvili, Mate Kirvalidze, Giorgi Gvishiani, Tatia Topuria, Vika Bukia. Media representatives together with Georgian and Ukrainian media experts discussed the forms and specifics of covering the history of Ukraine, reducing disinformation and challenges in the media.
The seminar was opened by Mariam Khuroshvili, regional liaison for the EaP Fellowship Programme, the sessions about disinformation and history of Ukraine were held by the EaP Fellow, Chairwoman of MCERC, prof. Mariam Gersamia and prof. Olena Shevchenko from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. MCERC’s Media experts Teona Tskhomelidze and Maya Toradze participated in the discussion.
The activities have been conducted in frame of the project "Solidarity Journalism for Peace and Security" under the series of "History Keepers", funded by the European Union within its Eastern partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme.
The goals of the project are:
To create a supportive network between Georgian and Ukrainian civically minded citizens and strengthen the media coverage of vulnerable groups from Ukraine and about History of Ukraine;
To counter the disinformation campaigns from Russia include mis-use of history of Ukraine, violation of human rights and targets vulnerable groups;
To stimulate solidarity journalism - accurate coverage of vulnerable groups from Ukraine (IDPs and refugees), Ukrainian history and mitigate directly disinformation about Ukraine.