Foreign Media about Georgia
Privileges on Press Are Abolished
December 29, 2006
Georgia based media sources used to have some kind privileges up to now. However, after 2007 their privileges will be abolished. As a result, many of them might cease their functioning in future.
Journalists Are Harassed In Kakheti
December 26, 2006
According to statistics, rights of independent journalists are violated particularly in Kakheti Region. Human Rights Centre announces that nearly fifteen cases of abuse involving journalists occurred in 2004 in Kakheti. In 2005, the situation worsened and not a single case out of total twenty-seven was investigated. Law enforcement bodies did not bother to investigate incidents in 2006, either.
Young Journalists from Gori Were Arrested In Tskhinvali
December 23, 2006
Several days ago, students of the Journalistic Faculty in the Gori State University, who were probates for the local newspapers, 'Kartlis Khma'(Voice of Kartli) and 'Khalkhis Gazeti' (People's Newspaper), were arrested in the streets of Tskhinvali. After a several-hour-detention, they were released safely; however, the films of their cameras were seized.
A Citizen Was Beaten in the Adjara Department of Interior Ministry
December 14, 2006
On Sunday, at 19:00 PM, investigator Davit Kordzaia beat Mamuka Askurava to force out a testimony from him. Askurava is now at hospital with concussion.
Code of Ethics Are Planned for Georgian Media
December 13, 2006
On December 19, the National Commission of Georgian Communications will discuss the proposed Broadcasters’ Ethics Code. The Code consists of 155 articles and 52 pages, and it has already caused an uproar. Broadcasters, non-governmental organizations and some politicans consider the Code to offend the principle of a free press, and they state that if the code is adopted, broadcasters will not be able to broadcast anymore.
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