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TCM & MDF Join Forces on Strengthening Media Literacy Skills in a NATO-funded Project in Georgia


Pictured above: TCM's VP of Business Development & Strategy, Tinatin Japaridze and Georgian cybersecurity expert and former Director of the Cybersecurity Bureau at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, Andro Gotsiridze during training in Telavi, Kakheti region.


With the generous support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, The Critical Mass (TCM) joined forces with long-time partners at the Media Development Foundation (MDF) in Georgia to conduct a series of training modules across the US ally country's various regions within the framework of our joint project, “Media Literate Schools for a Resilient Georgian Society.”


Aside from strengthening media and information literacy (MIL) among teachers, our initiative includes up-to-date content on countering cyber-bullying and incorporating cyber hygiene trends and impacts on information distribution and management in the education system—core issues that pose challenges in schools not only Georgia but increasingly so, on a global scale. Funded by the Alliance's Public Diplomacy Division, the project also focuses on effective messaging and dissemination of NATO’s values and increased support of ally nations and societies, in particular the direct beneficiary of this project—Georgian society.


As an important US and NATO partner, Georgia is a country where TCM has worked extensively since the company's inception. We continue to strengthen our ties with key organizations and entities, such as our friends at MDF, and look forward to the culmination of the program—a nationwide award ceremony to be held in Tbilisi later this year that will celebrate the most literate schools and teachers in Georgia.


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