Source description last updated: 15 November 2018

In brief: Civil Georgia is a Tbilisi-based news website that publishes news stories and analytical articles on Georgia's political and social life. It is run by the Georgian NGO United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG).

Coverage on ecoi.net:
News (Media Report)
Covered twice per week on ecoi.net for Georgia.

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
Civil Georgia (Civil.ge) is a “non-profit, independent media outlet owned by the UN Association of Georgia” (UNAG) (Civil Georgia website: Homepage, undated), a local NGO that aims to “encourage, support and safeguard the democratic aspirations of the people of Georgia”. UNAG is “a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)” (UNAG website: About us, undated), a “global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs)” that has consultative status with a number of UN bodies.” (WFUNA website: About us, undated)

Civil Georgia’s news coverage addresses local NGOs and human rights groups, government and international organisations, diplomatic missions, academia, Georgians living abroad as well as local and international media (UNAG website: (Programs) - Civil Georgia, undated)

Funding:
Civil Georgia is currently funded by the UNAG, the US-based National Endowment for Democracy (NFD) and the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) (Civil Georgia website: Funding sources, undated).

Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Georgia
Thematic focus: politics, military, elections, economy, society, advocacy

Methodology:
Civil Georgia is committed to the Code of Ethics of the US Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) which is based on the principles of “Seek truth and report it”, “Minimize harm”, “Act independently” and “Be accountable and transparent” (Civil Georgia website: Editorial Principles, undated).

“The dominant style of our articles is news analysis: these are informative and balanced pieces of 950-1100 words, with a strong perspective of the author. The news analysis is factual and analytical. Articles should make a point, but they should do so with facts, intelligence and restraint. The reader should end up with information – what is happening, why the author thinks it is happening and an idea of why is it important.” (Civil Georgia website: For Contributors, undated)

Language(s) of publications:
English, Georgian and Russian.

Further reading / links:
UN Association of Georgia: Civil Georgia
http://www.una.ge/page/90/eng

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