Nino Robakidze manages the Eurasia Center, which is an initiative of IREX’s SAFE program. She coordinates and facilitates center activities to enable media practitioners and human rights defenders to work as safely as possible in Eurasia.
It is Nino’s second role at IREX. In 2012, when she first joined IREX, Nino was the senior journalism adviser in the GMEDIA program, which was funded by USAID.
Currently, as the SAFE Eurasia Center Manager, Nino is actively working with the SAFE global team to develop and foster solidarity and partnership between Eurasian journalists, social communicators, and other stakeholders for building strong, collegial, and lasting relationships for a more safe and free media environment in the region.
Nino has over ten years of experience in journalism, media management, media relations, research and advocacy, civic activism, and project management. Prior to joining the SAFE Eurasia Center, Nino managed media programs at Transparency International – Georgia working on comprehensive research and assessments of the media environment in Georgia and in Europe’s Eastern Partnership countries.
Nino is an alumna of three US exchange programs. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and media management from Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, and she is a scholarship holder from Heinrich Boell Foundation Caucasus for young scientists.