02:45, Wednesday, 02.12.2015
ქართული English

Web Portal on Human Rights in Georgia

Advanced Search

Moambe’s Journalist Breached Principle of Impartiality

Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster, which also is the board of appeals, has satisfied the complaint lodged by Open Society Georgian Foundation.  The Board has decided 28 May that journalists have violated the principle of impartiality in Moambe newscast of the First Channel.

The complaint concerned 14 February 2012, 8 p.m. Moamde in which journalists spoke about the research conducted by financial support from Open Society Georgia Foundation.  Tamar Kordzaia, the Foundation lawyer told media.ge that in the report the recipient Company and the Foundation were accused in conducting the research unprofessionally.

“In the report they did not specify that the Foundation is not responsible for the content of a research.  Even the opposite, the journalist said that the Foundation funds unqualified researches.  They did not ask anything about the research quality to the Foundation, violating the principle of impartiality,” Tamar Kordzaia stressed.

Due to the fact that the Foundation appealed to the self-regulatory board of the PB (headed by the PB Director General Gia Chanturia) and requested publicizing of the decision at the broadcaster website.  The self-regulatory board did not satisfy the complaint and the Foundation lodged a new one to the board of appeals.  The Board of Trustees annulled Director General’s decision and decided that the aforementioned report has violated the principle of impartiality, as the position of the Foundation was not shown.  As requested by the Open Society Georgian Foundation, the given decision has been posted at the GPB website.  


Print Send to Friend Send to Facebook Tweet This
Leave your comment
Your name:
Your comment:

Security code: Code
Who shall be punished for the crimes committed during the August 2008 armed conflict?
Russian side Georgian side Ossetian side All parties equally I cannot answer


Fragile Peace in Balkans
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, I
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria


Villages of the Hopeless
I learned about healing water Dzuguri first several days ago. Having searched information, we learned that Dzuguri water is sold near the chain
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests

Copyright © 2004 - 2015 HRIDC