Monitoring results for September
In September, the diversity of discourse of far-right groups and their distinctive signs were noticeable within the current media monitoring. In September, as in the last four months, the fragmentary and hybridous political ideology of far-right groups was revealed. This, first of all, implies that members of these groups use different ideological platforms to attract followers. 

In September, the sharp anti-western rhetoric of the media, distinguished by its pro-Russian discourse, was noticeable. The demonization of NATO and the European Union was mainly applied by websites such as “Georgia & World”, “Saqinform” and “Sputnik Georgia”. In September, “Saqinform” repeatedly shared the statement of Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia regarding Georgia. The main emphasis was placed on good neighbourly relations of the Russian Federation and restoration of flights. In this discourse, there was a negative attitude regarding the accession of Georgia with NATO.

In September, the far-right discourse in Georgia was distinguished with anti-immigration rhetoric. The background to all this was the tough decisions of U.S. President Donald Trump against migrants.  From this point of view, the Alt-Info news page was predominantly active. On this issue, the abovementioned media shares conservative views and refers to political leaders such as U.S. President Donald Trump, leader of the French right-wing party “National Rally” - Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini, leader of Italian populistic, right-wing party “League”. In the implementation of anti-immigration discourse, the editorial team of Alt-Info, except of pointing to the rhetoric of far-right world leaders, actively uses various dubious research and statistics, about the economic losses, caused by migrants in different European countries; Negative attitudes of French, German  and Swedish local population towards migrants was also used as the examples. 

In September, Georgian far-right groups and the media actively discussed the statement of Ex-President of Georgia - Mikheil Saakashvili, in which the latter noted that: "I am an Orthodox Christian by my faith, I wear a cross. Bokeria and other people have done everything to distance us from our traditional Georgian Christian traditions." Konstantin Morgoshia responded to this statement: "Mikheil Saakashvili and Giga Bokeria, do you really think that we will believe that you are supposedly in different camps? A talentless performance."  News team of Alt-Info placed a video message dedicated to this statement of the ex-president, in which Mikheil Saakashvili was called "the ideal political animal that fits and manipulates by any ideology“. 

The monitoring was possible with the financial support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in the framework of the project "Understanding and Combating Far-Right Extremism and Ultra-Nationalism in Georgia”.