Monitoring of Media Coverage of Parliamentary Elections - Results from the Period of August 13 - August 26 is a periodic report of Human Rights Center prepared within the project Media Monitoring of Parliamentary Elections.
Media Monitoring of Parliamentary Elections is implemented by financial support of International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) under the framework of four-year project Increased Trust in Electoral Process (ITEP) financed by USAID (US Agency for International Development).
In this period the Central Election Commission published a list of election subjects who have right to place free political advertisements in the broadcasters. There are four qualified election subjects on the list: “Shalva Natelashvili – Labor Party of Georgia,” “United National Movement – More Benefit to People,” “Giorgi Targamadze – Christian Democrat Union” and “Bidzina Ivanishvili – Georgian Dream.”
Monitoring showed that advertisements of the National Movement, Christian-Democrat Movement and Labor Party dominate on the GPB; advertisements of the National Movement and advertisements against Georgian Dream dominate on the Rustavi 2 and Imedi. GPB does not air advertisements against the Georgian Dream.
It should be noted that unlike previous periods, number of advertisements presenting the achievements or services provided by governmental institutions was reduced in the broadcasting time of the Georgian Public Broadcasting Company.