On February 8-18 a group of eight representatives of Armenian and Georgian
media implemented a team reporting project on covering the lives of ethnic and
religious minorities, residing in the Samtskhe-Javakhetia region of Georgia.
The event was held by the London-based Media Diversity Institute under its South
Caucasus program “Minority Empowerment and Development of Media”, supported
by the European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The trainers of the team reporting project were Alistair Crighton (media consultant,
UK), Tatul Hakobian (observer of “Azg” daily, Armenia) and Tiko Tsomaya (Caucasus
School of Journalism and Media Management, Georgia). After a trip to Samtskhe-Javakhetia
Armenian and Georgian journalists will produce a number of articles to be published
as an eight-page supplement to newspapers of the two countries. A special issue
will be published in three languages – Armenian, Georgian and English.