Tamta Tvalavadze

Countering Disinformation and Misinformation in Georgia Using Interactive Storytelling

Ms. Tamta Tvalavadze is a multimedia storyteller and producer based in Tbilisi, and the co-founder of ClickMedia, a multimedia outlet that aims to provide an independent perspective on current events through innovative forms of storytelling. Ms. Tvalavadze has over ten years of production experience, having worked with international media platforms such as Chai Khana, the International War and Peace Institute (IWPR), Human Rights Center, the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, and the Georgian Public Broadcaster, as well as the Tbilisi bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She has also produced high-profile projects for publications such as the New Yorker and National Geographic Georgia. In addition to her professional media activities, Ms. Tvalavadze serves as a media education quality assurance specialist at the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management (GSJMM), at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. In 2013, she won the Youth Development and Rights media competition, organized by the United Nations Population Fund in Georgia (UNPRA); her article “Boys Choose Technical Faculties and Girls Humanitarian,” prepared for the Human Rights Center, received the Best Article of the Year Award. During her fellowship, Ms. Tvalavadze assessed the current media environment in Georgia and proposed strategies to counter disinformation using multimedia and other innovative forms of journalism.