Georgia: An Information Ecosystem Assessment

Internews’ Global Tech and Europe & Eurasia teams conducted an extensive information ecosystem assessment (IEA) study in Georgia with a team of local researchers and experts. This IEA examines every region in Georgia, including minority language communities, and adopts a specific focus on social media and digital channels of communications in the analysis. The data collected in the study came from a national survey of 1310 individuals, 60 in-depth interviews and eight focus groups, as well as from ethnographic observations and the content analysis of over 12,000 social media posts. Findings in the report are published in three parts:  

  • Part 1: Context, Infrastructure, Regulation, and Revenue 
  • Part 2: Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Information 
  • Part 3: Engagement, Trust and Behavior 

The study was funded by Facebook.