On June 15, the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) found that TV company Rustavi 2 had violated the law by airing a political advertisement outside the pre-election period. This precedential decision banned broadcasters from airing political ads outside pre-election periods.
On June 15, the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) stated that TV company Rustavi 2 had violated the law by airing political advertising outside the election period. The case was precedential and the decision essentially prohibited all broadcasters from airing political ads outside election periods. The GNCC issued a simple warning to Rustavi 2, since this case was the first of its kind considered by the Commission.
Supreme Court of Georgia has reached the decisive stage of producing a decision in the Rustavi-2 case. The court's ruling will determine whether the decision by the Tbilisi Court of Appeal, to award 100% of Rustavi-2's shares to Qiban Khalvashi will remain in force.
We respond to the arrest of participants of the rally in support of Rustavi 2 TV near the building of Parliament of Georgia as a result of assault on a Georgian Dream MP David Lortkipanidze.