2013-05-29Rustavi 2 TV Story Jeopardizes Georgian Troops in Afghanistan – Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
The May 26 piece in the Rustavi 2 program P.S. dedicated to President Saakashvili’s visit to the Georgian troops in Afghanistan on the Independence Day of Georgia jeopardizes the security of Georgian soldiers, says the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics publishing a statement on its website.
2013-05-22Initial evaluation of observer organizations on the scheduled rally on May 17, the International Day against homophobia and transphobia
On May 17, the state failed to ensure conduct of the scheduled event for marking the day against homophobia and transphobia, and thus rights of rally participants to assembly and manifestation were grossly violated.
2013-05-22Appeal of the Public Defender to the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia
The Public Defender of Georgia continues intensive work in order to study the developments of the International Day against Homophobia on May 17, 2013, and their subsequent effects.
2013-05-20Local EU statement on the events connected with the Day against
"The EU Delegation was dismayed by the scenes of brutal intolerance and violence committed by some demonstrators on 17 May with a declared desire to prevent other demonstrators from expressing themselves peacefully.
2013-05-20Statement of Human Rights Center about the turmoil and acts of violence in the center of Tbilisi
Human Rights Center expresses its deep concern about the turmoil and facts of violence in the center of Tbilisi on May 17th. Unfortunately, the government could not ensure order and protection of citizens despite of the fact that, on previous days Prime-Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs gave guarantee to the society that they would protect participants of the rally celebrating international Day against Homophobia, as well as participants of the opposite assempbly.
2013-05-17NGOs Condemn the Release of a Secretly Recorded Video
We would like to express our extreme concern over the secretly recorded video released on May 3, making details of private life public. It is particularly horrifying that the video involves a journalist, raising suspicions about attempts to exert pressure on media.
2013-05-15Firstly, we would like to comment on the Prime Minister’s statement regarding the case of imprisoned officials of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Prime Minister reported that he wishes not only Kirvalidze’s acquittal but of other detained individuals as well. “However, I doubt that it will be so. I pay attention to the process and have some questions. I would be glad if Kirvalidze is acquitted, yet the issue should be decided by an investigation” – the Prime Minister noted.
2013-05-02Statement by Georgian Journalistic Ethic Charter
Georgian Journalistic Ethic Charter is concerned about the incident that took place on May 1 in Rustaveli Avenue during which law enforcement officers detained several journalists including TV 9’s reporter Zviad Khujadze and journalist Ani Chankotadze of the Liberali magazine together with the organizers of the rally.
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