The cases of violation of journalists' rights in Georgia have reached a critical point. Hereby, we reiterate that the government has failed to guarantee the safety and security of media representatives as earlier attacks on journalists went largely unpunished.
On July 5, a number of media representatives were physically assaulted and their journalistic work interrupted by protesters rallying against the "March for Dignity".
We strongly condemn the violent attack against Formula TV journalist Vakho Sanaia. We call on the authorities to effectively investigate this incident and punish those responsible to the full extent of the law.