Foreign Media about Georgia
SOD Blackmails the Head of Investigative Group of Newspaper “Batumelebi”
November 30, 2009
Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) continues to oppress the personnel of the newspaper Batumelebi. Now, the police tried to humiliate the name of Tedo Jorbenadze, the head of investigation group, in regard with the sexual orientation based on the stigma in Georgia.
Demonstration to Protest Silence of Rustavi 2
November 20, 2009
On November 20, family of Nika Gelashvili, who died during the collapse of the building of the “Star Academy” held protest demonstration in front of the building of the TV-Company “Rustavi 2’. The Gelashvilis protested the indifference of the TV-company to the accident and demanded to start new investigation of the fact.
Maestro-TV Was Assigned to Erosi Kitsmarishvili for Three-Year-Management
November 13, 2009
Russian Journalist Oleg Panfilov Moved to Tbilisi
November 9, 2009
GEORGIA: FREE-SPEECH DEBATE SWIRLS IN TBILISI OVER PATRIARCH PARODY
November 4, 2009
The Georgian government is conducting an investigation into a series of video clips posted on Facebook that insult the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ilia II. The clips are fueling a debate about the boundaries of freedom of expression in Georgia.
Nightmare about Regional TV-Stations
November 3, 2009
In 2009, almost every influential international organization speaks in their reports about worsened media situation in Georgia. According to the recent report of the Freedom House Georgia is one of those 18 states where the situation in the field of democracy has worsened. Furthermore, after 2003 the indexes of democracy in Georgia have fallen to the lowest level. Nevertheless, president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili said in his interview with the “Connect the World” of the CNN, there are 27 independent TV-channels in Georgia. He said TV-companies have political talk-shows where every political organization can express it opinion openly.
Radio “Liberty” Already in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali
November 3, 2009
Andrei Babitski Will Be Appointed Head of “Echo of the Caucasus” Last night, radio-program “Echo of the Caucasus” was first broadcasted by the Radio “Liberty”. This program is in Russian because it has been prepared for Abkhazia and so called South Ossetia. The Human Rights Center had the pleasure to meet the director of the Georgian branch of Radio Liberty Davit Kakabadze to speak about the new program.
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