Soon after arriving in Georgia in 2009 as a freelance journalist, Mathias joined TI Georgia and is currently heading efforts to help improve the Georgian media sector. He is also interested in promoting integrity in the private sector as well as open-government concepts.
Having worked as a freelance print journalist for several years, covering media issues and international affairs for a broad range of publications in Austria and across Europe, Mathias remains a news jukey and media geek. He was a staff writer for the independent Austrian monthly magazine Datum, and has experience working at a number of Austrian daily newspapers, the Austrian Public Broadcaster and the Council of the EU in Brussels.
Mathias holds a degree in Journalism from FHWien, the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, and an MA in International Relations and Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna and Washington, DC.
He temporarily served as TI Georgia’s acting director in 2010.
- Competition environment and transparent state procurement in Georgia
- FixMyStreet Georgia - Chemikucha.ge
- Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability (GMedia)
- Privatizations and public-private partnerships
- Promoting budget transparency
- Promoting Open Governance and Open Data