The far right honeytrap: Georgian media and the mediagenic far right

9 Jun, 2020
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Published by Georgian Institute of Politics with the financial support of OSGF.
Author: Tamta Gelashvili

The recent wave of far-right mobilization across the globe, including Georgia, naturally attracts wide media attention. Although the interrelation of the media and the far-right, especially in the Georgian context, remains under-researched, evidence from other countries shows the potential impact of media coverage on both public opinion, i.e. the demand for the far right, and the consolidation of far-right actors, i.e. the supply of the far right.

This policy paper examines the possible role the Georgian media can play in far-right mobilization and provides recommendations for both media and civil society organizations.