Harlem Désir: No Strong Society without Strong Media

Oktober 6, 2017 / By Civil Georgia, Tbilisi Civil.ge spoke about the press freedom developments in Georgia and the region to OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir, who visited Tbilisi on October 2-4 and met with the country’s authorities, as well as the representatives of media and civil society organizations. My first question…

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Georgia: Media Freedom at Risk

March 7, 2017/ By HRW (Tbilisi) – An ownership dispute over Georgia’s most-watched television broadcaster, Rustavi 2, has sparked serious concerns about potential government interference with both media and the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today. Rustavi 2’s current leadership, the political opposition, and many independent groups see a lawsuit by a former owner seeking…

PM Kvirikashvili Mulls Media Ombudsman’s Office

March 6, 2017/ By Civil Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili proposed establishment of the Media Ombudsman’s Office tasked to monitor the country’s media environment and its development. Commenting the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to suspend the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s March 2 decision, which reinstated the ownership rights of Rustavi…

Rustavi 2 TV Row: International Reaction

March 3, 2017/ By Civil The Supreme Court of Georgia, the country’s highest court of appeal, ruled on March 2 against the current owners of Rustavi 2 TV, the country’s most-watched private television broadcaster, granting the ownership rights to Kibar Khalvashi, who co-owned the channel a decade ago and whose claims many see as orchestrated…

OSCE official praises Georgia’s progression of media freedom

August 9, 2016/ By Agenda Ge A high official from the Organization for Security and Co-Operation (OSCE) is praising Georgia for the progress it’s recently made in media pluralism and freedom of the press. OSCE envoy on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic sent a letter to Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs lauding Georgia’s “substantial…