Tamar Kintsurashvili
Tamar Kintsurashvili
Tamar Kintsurashvili is the executive director of the Media Development Foundation (MDF) and the editor-in-chief of fact-checking online portal Myth Detector, third-party partner of Facebook’s fact-checking program and a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute.

Tamar runs media literacy programs for youngsters and teachers. She is a member of Deutsche Welle Akademie Media and Information Literacy Experts Network (MILEN) and the UNESCO MIL Alliance nomination committee.

Tamar is an author and co-author of numerous research papers and publications on Russian information warfare in Ukraine, Anti-Gender and Anti-LGBTQI Mobilization in Georgia, Infodemic, anti-Western propaganda, Kremlin Influence Index, media literacy and media self-regulation.

Prior to joining MDF, she served as a deputy secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia in 2010-2013. She was responsible for civil integration policy development. Previously, Kintsurashvili was the first elected general director of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (2005-2009) and deputy director of the CSO Liberty Institute (2002-2005).

Tamar Kintsurashvili is associate professor at Ilia State University. She received an MSc in policy studies from Edinburgh University and MA in journalism from Tbilisi State University.

Prepared Articles

Relevant political assets of Russian influence

Georgia’s vulnerability to Kremlin influence increased after the parliamentary elections of 2020, bolstered by the combination of internal problems, extremely  polarized environment, fragile democratic institutions


This sixth annual report of anti-Western propaganda reflects the results of media monitoring conducted in 2020. A discourse analysis section provides an overview of anti-Western


An infodemic, as defined by the World Health Organization, is an overabundance of information, both online and offline. It includes deliberate attempts to disseminate wrong

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