Targets and effects of anti-Western propaganda in Georgia

25 March 2024. Tamar Kintsurashvili, Executive Director of the Media Development Foundation in Tbilisi and a participant in the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium 2023 (photo), has published a new report on anti-Western propaganda in Georgia.
The report, which covers the period from January to December 2022 and is based on the analysis of up to 10,000 comments, shows that the majority of propaganda messages were directed against the collective West and the US, followed by the EU and NATO. Other targets included Ukraine, democratic institutions such as NGOs, the ombudsman and the media, and liberal ideas in general. “Russia was the only subject that was presented positively in the given discourse,” the report said.
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Dimitrios Theologidis wins “Jour-You” Award

22 March 2024. Congratulations to Dimitrios Theologidis, participant of the M100YEJ 2023 from Greece, who together with his colleague Marina Hadjikyriacou from Cyprus won the “Jour-You” award of the international citizen journalism competition for young people organised by EKO Greece. With their article “Divided Cyprus in a united Europe”, (original Greek version) they drew attention to the Cyprus conflict in the context of peace journalism and prevailed against eight Greek competitors. In their text, Dimitrios and Marina show the contrast between the EU and its divided member states, whose problems are ignored.
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Grand Decoration of Honour for Dr Christian Rainer

20 March 2024. M100 Advisory Board member Dr Christian Rainer, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Austrian political magazine “profil” from 1998 until March 2023, has been awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria for his many years of commitment to the media industry. The 62-year-old was also publisher and editor-in-chief of the Austrian business magazine “trend” from 1997 to 2008 and has written more than 1,000 editorials. Media Minister Susanne Raab (ÖVP) presented Rainer with the Medal of Honour on 18 March at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna. Our warmest congratulations!