Editor in Chief of Democracy & Freedom Watch Lasha Tughushi.

Mission statement

Democracy & Freedom Watch is an independent news service reporting on democracy and freedom in the Republic of Georgia.

It is published by Journalists for the Future, a non-governmental organization registered in Georgia and supported by Open Society and The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Apart from reporting on news that concerns democracy development, the website also aims to accommodate discussion among academics, politicians and others and to provide a space for an exchange of ideas between different positions.



The website was launched in September 2011 and has been publishing regular news updates on the website itself, as well as in social media. 

Lasha Tughushi, PhD, is editor in chief. He was chair of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum from 2014 to 2016.

Our address:

Office no. 21, 2. floor
Kostava Street 47/57