Transparency International Georgia
Academic background: I graduated from Tbilisi State University Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in 2010 majoring in journalism. I continued my master’s studies in Tallinn University and obtained master’s degree in International Relations in 2012. My MA thesis concentrated on interconnection of individual, international and global events that led to 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia. I also attended Vilnius University Faculty of Communications and University of Vienna Faculty of Political Sciences as an exchange student in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
Please explain why you are interested to participate at the Euro-SSIG:
I would like to attend Summer School on Internet Governance mostly because the knowledge I will gain from this school will help me in my current job. For the last three years I have been working at Transparency International Georgia on issues of media and communications. Internet and its growth is one of the topics I work on and I expect this school can help me to better understand the role of civil society in internet governance. One of the topics of discussion during the school is human rights in the context of internet governance. This topic is most vibrant for me as I often work on cases when human rights, especially right to privacy and children’s rights are violated on internet. Lectures on technical aspects of internet governance and on eco system of internet governance are even more attractive for me. I expect that analysing internet government from different angles will help me see the bigger picture and identify more challenges that growth of internet faces in my country and globally. Thus, I will be able to better contribute to the debate on internet governance in my country.