On 19 and 27 July IOM organized a training on "Guidelines for Ethical Migration Reporting" for journalists in Batumi and Kutaisi. The training was facilitated by IOM and Ms. Marina Vashakmadze, a journalist with extensive experience in the field.
During the training course the participants discussed current and sensitive issues in relation to migration, such as visa-free travel, labour migration, trafficking in human beings and asylum abroad.
The aim of the event was to further strengthen cooperation with media representatives and provide them with updated, objective information on migration-related issues.
Under the EU-funded SBMMG project IOM plans to replicate this training in Telavi.