Transparency International Georgia to defend rights of 24 journalists having suffered injuries on 5 July in court
On 18 April, Transparency International Georgia will file suit in Tbilisi City Court to defend the rights of 24 journalists from TV companies Mtavari, Formula and TV Pirveli as well as On.ge, who suffered injuries during the 5 July 2021 event, as the state failed to fulfill its constitutional duty to ensure safety of their activity.
Eleven candidates, including two former directors, compete for three vacant seats on the Board of Trustees of Public Broadcaster.
Critical media outlets are facing a number of difficulties in Georgia.
Media Advocacy Coalition Calls on Georgian Authorities to Allow Russian Journalists Harassed Due to Professional Activities
According to media information, yesterday, on March 5, 2022, Mikheil Fishman, the journalist representing the Russian independent channel "Dozhd" was denied entry to Georgia. He has so far refrained from commenting and identifying himself due to the growing threat to journalists in Russia.
On March 9, 2022 one of the last court hearings against Nika Gvaramia is scheduled in the Tbilisi City Court. The court might pass a verdict at the same hearing.
Media advocacy coalition calls on the Parliament of Georgia, the Communications Commission and operators of the electronic communications network to take effective measures to stop the operation of propaganda media outlets controlled by the Russian state and other media outlets of the Kremlin in Georgia.
Transparency International Georgia studied state procurements conducted by the municipalities in 2020 for receiving broadcasting services.The study revealed the following:
There Is No Need for Additional Media Regulation – Media Advocacy Coalition Responds to Kakhi Bekauri’s Statement
Communications Commission Chairperson Kakhi Bekauri’s statement on the introduction of additional media regulation mechanisms is alarming and poses a real danger that the freedom of expression of critical opinions in the country would be restricted.
More than GEL 140 Million Spent on Remuneration of Government’s PR Service Staff in 2013-2020