Although most international travel is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgian and American media outlets have continued to work together by taking their partnerships online. Participants of the Georgian Media Partnership Program (GMPP) joined in a series of digital dialogues and virtual partnerships recently to help each other adapt during the crisis. TV stations also collaborated to broadcast a message of hope and solidarity to viewers.

Moderated and translated by GMPP staff, the first of these digital dialogues brought together employees from Slate’s offices in Washington, D.C., and New York; Virginia’s Charlottesville Tomorrow; the digital marketing company Firefli; and their Georgian colleagues from SK News and Kutaisi Post for two-hour, in-depth online conversations.

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(Source: IREX, by Maya Mateshvili)