2012-07-06Sidestepping the law on social advertising
The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) and several private TV channels have been airing advertising videos, showing and highlighting achievements and future plans of the Government of Georgia and specific government organizations in recent weeks. These ads are so-called social advertising, meaning that the organization that ordered the ad does not pay TV stations for having it shown. However, the ads in question often fail to meet the criteria of social advertising and may rather be qualified as political advertising.
2012-07-06Public Defender Took Up INFO 9 Journalist’s Case
The Public Defender’s office is studying the INFO 9 journalist Ekaterine Dugladze’s case. The statement was posted on the public defender’s official Facebook page.
2012-07-06Journalists Verbally and Physically Abused in Ditsi Village
Journalist and cameraman of the news agency INFO 9 were verbally and physically abused in the village of Ditsi, Gori district. The camera crew was visiting the village to cover the water supply issue.
2012-07-06Police Officer Assaulted Film-Crew of Info 9
Film crew of the Info 9 was physically assaulted in the village Tsedisi. Journalist Rezo Nadiradze and the cameraman Lekso Alexidze arrived in the village to cover the protest assembly. Tsedisi residents intended to block the road in request of drinking water. Suddenly, car with state number SOV 001 arrived in the village.
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