Ongoing projects

Georgia: Finances and Transparency - New Approaches for Georgian Journalism

since 2011


The project in Georgia targets a problem that is specific to the country’s media landscape: the lack of in-depth, well-researched, investigative journalism that addresses economic corruption. Its focus, therefore, is to establish a regular stream of stories in the national media, addressing matters related to corruption. To this end, we have established an annual prize for excellence in journalism, named after Josh Friedman, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist.

EJC’s involvement in Georgia also includes local capacity building and the development of new curricula at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), such as the diploma-course in Media Engineering. Furthermore, the two organisations are working towards setting up a joint certificate course - “New World of Journalism in the Digital Age” - in collaboration with Columbia University School of Journalism. As part of these initiatives, GIPA will also adapt EJC’s Data Journalism Handbook for the Georgian media market.

In the press:

ჯოშ ლაპორტე -იმედია, ქართული მედია მეტად დაემსგავსება ბიზნესს და დაშორდება პოლიტიკურ მოდელს (

მონაცემთა ჟურნალისტიკის სახელმძღვანელო (

New Translation of the Data Journalism Handbook to Support Journalists in Georgia (

Finances and Transparency - New Approaches for Georgian Journalism is part of MFSII-Press Freedom 2.0.

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