Nino Danelia

Education: BA in Arts (Tbilisi State University, Georgia), Master of Mass Communication (Louisiana State University, USA).

Position: Professor at Ilia State University

Research Interests: media and political systems, media and civic sphere, political communication.

Languages: Georgian, Russian and English

City: Tbilisi

Email:  ninodane(at)


Nino Danelia is a professor at Ilia State University and invited professor at Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management at GIPA. At the same time, she is a doctoral candidate in mass communication at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina. She is currently working on her dissertation on underground media in the Soviet Union. Her primary research interests are in the role of communication and media use in political and civic engagement; aspects of pro-social behavior. Her paper “Internet as the medium for youth political participation in Georgia” was awarded as a top student paper at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, 2014.

She has taught undergraduate and graduate classes and has conducted several training courses for Georgian mid-career journalists in diversity reporting, election reporting, parliamentary reporting, etc. She held trainings in media communication for governmental, non-governmental and corporate organizations. Also, She has eight years of experience of working for several newspapers and radio programs as a reporter and editor.

With one foot in civic activism, she is a founder and a member of a "Coalition for Media Advocacy" and a founder and a member of Georgian Women Movement. Danelia also serves as a member of several media and non-governmental organizations, including, the Monitoring Board of Georgian Public Broadcaster, Open Society – Georgia and International Society for Fair Elections. Danelia obtained her B.A., from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts 
and M.M.C., from Manship School of Mass Communications, Louisiana State University.



  • Financially viable media in emerging and developing markets: Georgia, 2011 available to download from…
  • Danelia, N., Gogiberidze, N., Independence of the media and relative degrees of control in Georgia in Aprasidze, D. (2008) Effects/Impacts of Media: Leading Televisions and Election Campaigns in Georgia. The Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
  • Danelia N., Coverage of the May 21, 2008 Georgian parliamentary elections from the perspective of professional and ethical standards in Aprasidze, D. (2008) Effects/Impacts of Media: Leading Televisions and Election Campaigns in Georgia. The Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
  • Khatiashvili, T., Danelia, N., Gvakharia, G.  & Manukian N. (2005) Gender Images in Georgian and Armenian Cinema in Gaprindashvili, L. (2005) Gender, Culture, Modernity. Tbilisi: union of Women initiatives for equality
  • Danelia, N. (2005) Covering Revolution of Roses (Thesis).


Presentations at International Conferences:

  • Internet Internet as necessary, but insufficient tool of communication for civic activists in post-Soviet countries, AEJMC 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  • Internet as an important tool for political participation for youth in Georgia, AEJMC Southern Colloquium 2014, Gainesville, FL. (The paper was awarded with a prize of top student paper)
  • The Chronicles of Current Events: uncensored information from the Soviet Union, AEJMC 2013, Washington, DC.