Mariam GERSAMIA, Georgia
PROJECT: Solidarity Journalism for Peace and Security

Mariam Gersamia is a professor and media psychologist at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU, Georgia). With 22 years of experience in academia, she is an author of teaching courses, training modules and educational programs. She was in charge of the journalism and mass communication department in the past and for now, she is a head of the English taught graduate program “Media Psychology and Communications” at TSU. In 2015 Mariam Gersamia founded the NGO titled Media and Communication Educational and Research Center (MCERC). In 2021 she was re-elected as a chairwoman of the center.

Within the framework of the fellowship, Mariam tries to mitigate disinformation coming from Russia which is focused on mis-use of the history of Ukraine and violation of human rights.  The fellowship allows the creation of a supportive network between Georgian and Ukrainian civically minded citizens and raises awareness of journalists and civic activists and their take on solidarity journalism and Ukrainian history.

History Keepers” – under this title and series of activities (educational/training modules, podcasts, trainings and discussions), the fellowship gave me a unique chance to establish a supportive network between Georgian and Ukrainian civically minded citizens. This network gathers ‘History Keepers’ who counter disinformation in the media, educate others, protect human rights and European values, on a daily basis’

Solidarity Journalism for Peace and Security

Fellowship Summary: To contribute to mitigating misinformation through joint training activities with Georgian and Ukrainian journalists, development of a module for media and CSOs, and broadcasting podcasts.

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Fellowship Programs 2022
Country Georgia
Areas of Interest Awareness raising
Capacity development
Topics Media
Mitigating misinformation
Project duration May - November 2022