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The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) program Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability (G-MEDIA) invites journalists and editors from Western Georgia to participate in the workshop

How to Report on Elections

While sharing the same agenda, three-day seminars on how to monitor pre-election campaign and report on it, will be held on April 26,27,28 for the reporters coming from Western part of Georgia, at IREX Office at the following address: 6 MarjanishviliStreet, Tbilisi.  The seminars are open to participation by journalists (reporters, correspondents,editors) working in Western Georgia and having experience in covering of elections.Similar workshop will be conducted for journalists from Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia on April 23, 24, 25, 2012.

The workshops are delivered within the frames of The International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) program Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed Citizenry and Accountability (G-MEDIA).


G-MEDIA program is implemented through the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Nick Thorpe, international trainer with vast experience in broadcasting and online journalism, will lead the workshops. See Nick Thorpe’s short bio below.


The journalists Western part of Georgia interested in participating in the workshop must complete the attached Program Participant Application Form and a cover letter.  Both documents must be mailed to the following address:, no later than 6 pm on April 20,2012.


Cover letter should not exceed one page and must contain information about relevant experience of the applicant.Relate why you became interested in this training and how you plan to apply knowledge acquired in the course of the training.


The number of participants is limited, and applicants will be selected on the basis of completed application forms and cover letters.  Selected applicants will be informed on April 23, 2012.


Training organizers will cover all travel, accommodation and nourishment costs of participating journalists and editors from the regions.  Upon completion of the training, participants will receive certificates.


Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Contact persons:



Tel.: 2 912608, extension 115


Ana Nizharadze

Tel.: 2 912608, extension 116




Nick Thorpe was first western journalist based in Hungary as freelance correspondent for BBC, the Independent, and UPI.  He covered collapse of Communism in Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia and East Germany. From 1990 he became East Europe correspondent for the newspaper Observer. He covered collapse of Yugoslavia and wars in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, Macedonia. Since 1996, Mr. Nick Thorpe is the correspondent of BBC in Central Europe. 

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