2012-08-17Journalist Tea Alaverdashvili of Info 9 Injured in Gurjaani District Administration’s Office
2012-08-16Signs of Hidden Advertisement in Social Ads
Monitoring of Media-Coverage of Parliamentary Elections, which is implemented by the Human Rights Center, exposed that various advertisements aired by the Georgian Public Broadcaster [GPB] from June 18 to July 29 do not comply with the criteria set by the law for social ads and contain signs of hidden advertisement.
2012-08-16Info 9 Cameraman beaten when performing professional activities
At 7:00 pm on August 15, Davit Chavleishvili, cameraman of Info 9 in Lanchkhuti district, was beaten when performing his professional activities in front of a mini-bus near Lanchkuti municipal building.
2012-08-13Human Rights Center’s Press-Conference – Results from the First Stage of Media-Monitoring
Human Rights Center held a press-conference on the topic “Monitoring of Media Coverage of Parliamentary Elections – results of monitoring period June 18-July 29.”
2012-08-10Imedi TV Journalist Quits Her Job for the Mistake Made
Journalist Keti Kashakashvili quit Imedi TV, InterPressNews agency reports. The decision was made following her mistake on August 7 when covering the ceremony of lowering flags for the fourth anniversary of the Georgian-Russian war.
2012-08-10Inter-Institutional Commission Requests to Stop Airing of Video-Rolls about Government’s Projects
2012-08-09Election Subjects to Pay for Pre-Election Advertisements in Advance
Election subjects will have to pay for pre-election advertisements in advance, according to the August 6 order issued by the General Auditor of the State Audit Office (former Chamber of Control).
2012-08-07Social advertising in the service of the ruling party
A detailed study of social ads aired during recent months on the Public Broadcaster demonstrates that many video broadcasts under this status do not meet the legislative criteria laid down for social advertisements. Furthermore, a majority of them, according to their tenor, represent political ads which are intended as endorsements in favor of the ruling party. We believe that this case is an example of utilizing administrative resources for electoral purposes, and an unlawful donation made by the State on behalf of one political union.
2012-08-01Maestro Solidarity Action in Brussels
Georgians, living in Europe, held a Maestro solidarity assembly in front of the European Union’s Institutes on July 15. Georgians from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and other European countries participated in the rally. They were holding dish TV- antennas and posters with the following slogans:”Stop Media-Swallower!”, “Misha, do not deceive people”, ”Misha, do not threaten people!”, “We deserve a better president”, etc.
2012-07-31Door of Kutaisi City Council Closed for Journalists
“You are breaching the law that is punishable!” representatives of Kutaisi media organization often use this phrase when applying to local government for the last year, particularly during pre-election period.
2012-07-26“Media Group” Appeared In Samtredia Too
2012-07-24Studio Monitor Burglarized
2012-07-13Clash in Gori District Villages
Political situation is getting tenser in Gori district. Bacchus and fists were also involved in the affair. Aggressive people apply various methods to fail meetings of Georgian Dream’s leaders in the villages. They are aggressive with journalists too. A person in Akhaldaba village initially demanded cameraman Tornike Tibilashvili from the news agency INFO 9 to stop footage and then punched him in the face. The quarrel between the supporters of opposition and ruling parties took place in the same village.
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