March 5, 2018
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
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
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.
December 15, 2016
Majoritarian component of the 2016 parliamentary elections was held in electoral districts established on the basis of equal distribution. Therefore, improvement and facilitation of communication between constituents and majoritarian members of the parliament require making of corresponding changes in rules for determination of a location of bureaus of majoritarian MPs and for funding.