Thursday, October 15, 2009

INTERNET: Developing the Georgian blogosphere (

Internet access in Georgia is limited - perhaps 2% of the population have regular access to a connection. But it is growing and, in Tbilisi in particular, offers huge potential to bypass the state directed media and also to increase public accountability by cutting through some of the more credulous reportage of events in the country.That's why the new media forum held this week in Tbilisi could turn out to be an important event not just in the history of the internet in Georgia, but maybe even for the country itself. more here >>>

Georgia: New Media Forum
Following last year's Caucasus Bar Camp in Tbilisi, Georgia, came this week's New Media Forum supported by the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) and the Mtatsminda Park. With the Georgian blogosphere arguably the least developed in the region, the two-day event sought to evangelize the potential of new and social media to a specialist audience. more here >>>

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