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"The days I spent in London were unforgettable. During my fellowship, which was the prize for winning EUMM’s Prize for Peace Journalism, I had a unique opportunity to see how the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) are working. For me the BBC represents high-quality, impartial journalism standards, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting supports journalists in developing countries to establish and attain these standards. IWPR helps the media and journalists working in the conflict zones to develop necessary skills. For example, Georgia, Russia, the North Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and currently Syria as well, still remain the places, where due to the conflicts and the non-democratic regimes, the work of journalists is constantly under threat. Against this background, the development of peace journalism is an important matter, which is being fostered by the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting."

Gogita Aptsiauri, the winner of EUMMs Special Prize for Peace Journalism 2014


Gogita in London during his fellowship, September 2015



Gogita working during an IPRM meeting, Ergneti, April 2015