USAID, Czech MFA to Support Georgia in Building Resilience to Malign Influence

To mark the start of the project Strengthening Democratic Resilience in Georgia - Fight against disinformation, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between the United States Agency for International Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

To support Georgia in building resilience to malign influence, Czech Embassy in Georgia and USAID, together with implementing organizations, People In Need, European Values Center and Transition, are organizing a launch event to present the project, which will enhance knowledge and skills and help guide Georgian communities into the digital and informational age.

Project aims:

  1. Building media and information literacy (MiL) amongst consumers of all ages, inter alia from minority communities.
  2. Strengthening the skills of journalists in information verification and disinformation countering skills to provide quality media content.
  3. Supporting media monitoring CSOs to map and expose foreign influence and disinformation actions.

The event will be moderated by Mr. Jan Černík, Head of Development Section of the Embassy, opened by H.E. Petr Mikyska, Ambassador of Czechia to Georgia and Mr. Peter Wiebler, USAID/Georgia Mission Director, and closed by Ms. Dion Battersby, Country Director of People In Need.

The event will include speeches by the representatives of the project implementing organizations, donors, beneficiaries and stakeholders.  The speeches will be followed by a brief presentation of the Georgia Watch disinformation monitoring newsletter.  The guests will have the opportunity to interact with Consortium partners and become familiar with their work.

13 August 2020 11:14