Canal France International

Canal France International (CFI), a subsidiary of France Télévisions subsidised by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, has been acting for over 20 years as the French operator to support media development for 150 TV partners in southern countries: Africa, the Arab world, the Balkans, Caucasus and Asia.

Its method: leverage the expert knowledge and savoir-faire of French media professionals to serve the modernisation of media in these countries, via consulting and training initiatives, audits and studies.



GEORGIAN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS (GIPA), a non-profit organization concerned with building capacity for effective government, media and civil society.

Established in 1994, GIPA offers academic and training programs in public administration, local governance, journalism, media management, public relations, law, international relations and rural development.

GIPA’s mission is to assist Georgia in its transition to a democratic state, based on the market economy, civil society and liberal values; to participate in building the Georgian nation and society as an independent, free, modern nation, rooted in Georgian traditions and governed by the open and transparent rule of law.

BAKU SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM (Azerbaijan) is a non-governmental organization established in 2005. The School delivers professional journalism courses to existing journalists and to students of journalism faculties of Azerbaijan’s universities in order to update the skills and knowledge of existing journalists and develop practical skills and knowledge of university journalism students.

The overall aim of the School is to contribute to the development of democratic media in Azerbaijan.


is a post-graduate institute and think-tank established in Yerevan in 2002. The goal of the CI is to encourage pluralistic discourses in the countries of the South Caucasus by contributing to the development of political science and news media.

We attain our goals through education, think-tanking and networking.

For the educational activities, our main target group is the young generation of journalists. We combine long-term education with brief training courses for various target groups and audiences.

During their studies at CI, our students of journalism start their careers in Armenian and international media, or at the press-centres of civil bodies and IOs. Experienced working journalists help the students to acquire and improve their professional skills.

Our alumni work in the media all over the former Soviet realm, from Armenia to Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. In Yerevan, there is one of our graduates in most editorial offices.

The Caucasus Institute Blog.


CAFEBABEL.COM, the first multilingual European current affairs magazine, designed for readers across borders. revolutionises European media through participatory journalism, providing a unique platform of expression for the eurogeneration, the first generation living Europe on a day-by-day basis thanks to the Erasmus programme, the internet and an increasing level of mobility.


The COUNCIL OF EUROPE, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.


L’AMBASSADE DE FRANCE EN ARMENIE est la représentation diplomatique de la République française en Arménie. Elle est située à Erevan, la capitale du pays, et son ambassadeur est, depuis 2010, Henri Reynaud.

L’AMBASSADE DE FRANCE EN GEORGIE est la représentation diplomatique de la République française en Géorgie. Elle est située à Tbilissi, la capitale et son ambassadeur est, depuis 2007, Eric Fournier.

L’AMBASSADE DE FRANCE EN AZERBAIDJAN est la représentation diplomatique de la République française en Azerbaidjan. Elle est située à Bakou, la capitale, et son ambassadeur est Gabriel Keller.

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