On February 24-25, the Charter conducted a training about Conflict
Sensitive Reporting for 13 journalists. Long-time reporter of
RFE/RL Goga Aptsiauri specializing in this area led the training.
At the training the participants have learned how conflicts start
and what causes them to inflame, discussed conflicts related to
information, interests, and values. Using specific examples, they
talked about how stereotypes fuel conflicts, and discuss ethical
dilemmas – patriotic journalism, civic activism, impartial
reporting. The trainer provided overview of conflicts in Georgia
and discussed role of media in this process. In Prague, in 2009,
Aptsiauri received RFE/RL David Burke second award for 2008 August
war reporting. In 2014, he was awarded EUMM Special Prize for Peace
Journalism in Georgia.