My name is Tamar Gogotchuri, and I am currently a student pursuing a degree in Multimedia Journalism and Media Management at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). I have a deep passion for storytelling, visual communication, and impactful journalism.

My Work

Are We Safe in Europe?

Amidst escalating regional tensions and ongoing Russian aggression, Poland has launched “Holidays with the Army” to train young adults in essential military skills. Poland, a key NATO member, allocates the highest percentage of its GDP to defence, highlighting its dedication to regional stability and security. This raises questions about whether all EU nations should independently strengthen their military capabilities or rely on NATO’s collective defence.

Shared Paths

42-year-old Tinatin Shalamberidze is one of them who spent two decades navigating different mental health hospitals in Georgia, experiencing firsthand the mistreatment of Soviet-era psychiatry. However, in the last three years, she has undergone a remarkable transformation. Today, Tinatin is one of Georgia's first peer supporters, having successfully managed her mental disorder with the help of professionals and fellow peers. She hasn't been hospitalized for the last 3 years and has reintegrated into society as a full-fledged member.

I am Bazaleti Lake

Nobody wants to talk about me and my troubles, so I'll do it.

I'm a lake that will judge you.

As Bazaleti Lake, I would like to talk to you about the problems that I have faced over time. As you may know, I am a freshwater lake nestled in the beautiful Caucasus Mountains. Over time, my size has fluctuated due to natural factors such as rainfall, snowmelt, and evaporation. But in recent years, I have faced a new challenge - human intervention.

The demand for water has grown tremendously in the

Unveiling Media Dynamics in BBC's Representation of Populist Discourse during the Brexit Campaign.

This research examines how the BBC portrayed Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage during the Brexit campaign from early 2019 to February 2020. It analyzes the BBC's use of language and framing in their coverage, showing a nuanced approach that balanced both positive and negative aspects of Johnson's and Farage's actions and statements. The study highlights how the BBC framed Johnson's Brexit efforts positively while critiquing his parliamentary management, and portrayed Farage critically regarding his populist statements and strategic moves.

The Evolution of Visual Language in Georgian Media

This study analyzes Georgian media reportages on mental illness from 2019 to 2024, using visual-verbal video analysis (VVVA). It examines sixteen reportages from eight media channels, identifying patterns of dramatic sounds, dark lighting, and isolated portrayals. These depictions contribute to stigma and misconceptions. The study emphasizes the need for ethical media practices to foster informed and compassionate discussions on mental health.

ArtFusion

ArtFusion aims to revolutionize the Georgian art scene through a dynamic multimedia portal that celebrates local talent, fosters community engagement, and addresses gaps in the cultural landscape. Our mission is to unite art enthusiasts, professionals, and educators from across Georgia to build a vibrant community and enhance appreciation for the arts. This project is created for the Media Entrepreneurship course at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) by Tamar Gogotchuri and Asli Ismayilzada.