2010-02-03Why Are Journalists Insulted?
During last month, two facts of oppression on regional journalists occurred. Editor of newspaper “Kartlis Khma” Saba Tsitsakishvili was pushed down the stairs in Shida Kartli district administration; Madona Batiashvili correspondent for the radio “Hereti” was insulted in Kakheti. Other regional media representatives have also subjected to such oppression. Many presentations were dedicated to this problem. HR defenders often appeal to international organizations for help, but they are still intimidated by local governmental officials.
2010-02-01Xenophobic and Discriminative Statements Are Frequently Encountered in Printed Media
Media Development Foundation published monitoring results of the survey which aimed to estimate how issues of ethnic and religious minorities are covered in Georgian media. Based on the survey, the foundation concluded that in comparison with the broadcasting media, xenophobic and discriminative statements are more frequently encountered in printed media where people express personal negative opinions, assessments and attitudes.
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