This post-election monitoring of the Georgian media covers the eight weeks following the 2020 parliamentary elections, from February to March 2021. The report has been produced by the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics with the assistance of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The key findings show that media polarisation continued to grow after the election cycle officially ended. This was especially evident on television. Some TV stations manipulated their audiences by spreading unverified information, while accuracy remained a problem in the print media too. In contrast, digital publications were less polarised and more balanced: they mostly refrained from discriminatory language, covered a wide range of electoral activity and provided a relatively impartial account of the events.
The monitoring reports of online publications and print media are available here.