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This report by Media Development Foundation Georgia focuses on anti-Western rhetoric in the country and the role of media sustaining this phenomenon
The experience in monitoring hate speech in Georgian media
led to this report, focusing instead on anti-Western rhetoric, often applied in
xenophobic and homophobic contexts. Such expressions are directed against open
society and, as monitoring results show, they are also loaded with political
connotations. It is precisely the politically active media outlets and
political actors that spread such ideas or incorrect, misleading
interpretations of a clearly anti-Western nature. The first chapter of the
edition provides quantitative data of media monitoring by anti-Western
propaganda sources; the second chapter contains the analysis of the types of
messages; the third chapter reflects propaganda techniques and corresponding
examples whilst the fourth chapter is dedicated to Russian propaganda in
Georgian media; a separate chapter overviews anti-Western attitudes by sources,
including other media outlets avoiding the identification of Russian sources;
political parties and organizations affiliated with them; representatives of
current and former authorities; religious servants and representatives of
public. The project was implemented within the framework of the Advancing
National Integration in Georgia program and aimed to expose, among other
phobias, anti-Western attitudes and identify their sources.
Publication Date:June 2015
Publisher: Media Development Foundation
Research and Editorial Team: Tamar Kintsurashvili, Sopho Gogadze, TaTa Kapianidze, Tamuna Kandelaki
Link: Go to Anti-Western propaganda. Media monitoring report 2014-2015