Webinar: “Solidarity and Media in a Global Era”

On the 15th of September, on the International Day of Democracy, Media and Communications Educational and Research Center hosted a Webinar “Solidarity and Media in a Global Era”.


Webinar was opened by by the Deputy Head of the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Georgia Mrs. Loes Lammerts.

Key-note speaker was Dr. Anita Varma, author of the Solidarity Journalism Initiative; Professor in the School of Journalism and Media at UT Austin, USA. Board member of the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California Chapter), the advisory board of The Objective; the vice-chair of the Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Prof. Mariam Gersamia, Chairwoman of MCERC, moderated the discussion.


Speakers of the webinar were as it follows:

  • Laxman D. Pant, Co-chair of the Media Freedom Coalition consultative network, Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN); invited professor at Tbilisi State University.

  • Prof. Olena Shevchenko, Educational and Scientific Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine, Kyiv); invited professor at Tbilisi State University.

  • Prof. Irine Kurdadze, Director of International Law Institute at Tbilisi State University, Jean Monet Chair / UEUPE; Expert at MCERC and “Media Voice” project.

  • Patrick Norén, Research Fellow at MCERC. Research Associate and Deputy Editor at LINKS Europe.

The webinar was held with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, within the framework of the project “Media Voice: more freedom, less self-censorship in media”.


MCERC thanks the partners for the engagement and support in organising the webinar:

  • Educational and Scientific Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine, Kyiv);

  • Media Action Nepal (MAN);

  • International Law Institute (TSU)

See the full recording of the webinar: https://youtu.be/vJfsMeut2AU