Georgia

December 21, 2011
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SOS – Media in Danger – under the given slogan journalists protested the intrusion of the head of the managing company into Maestro TV and the removal of kiosks following Tbilisi City Hall decision. The rally was held at the Presidential Residence.   “We came here to make the authorities fulfill their responsibility and drive Erosi Kitsmarishvili out of Maestro TV premises,” said... More...
July 22, 2011
Criminal Case Instituted Against Georgia Embassy Employee in Ukraine
A criminal case has been instituted against the employee of the embassy of Georgia to Ukraine for physically assaulting journalist, reports the web portal "comments" whose correspondent Alexander Yamkovoy was injured as a result. The criminal case on charges of hooliganism was instituted by... More...
July 19, 2011
Georgian papers go blank in protest against photographer 'spies' arrest
Several major newspapers and websites in Georgia have published their front pages without pictures in a co-ordinated protest against the arrest of three photographers accused of spying for Russia. Giorgi Abdaladze, a stringer for the Associated Press newswire; Zurab Kurtsikidze... More...
July 13, 2011
Georgian Newspapers Support Detained Photoreporters
The Alia and Resonance newspapers have responded to detained photo reporter Giorgi Abdaladze’s appeal. The newspapers made a black inscription on photos of officials in the newspaper. The inscription says ‘here should have been photos, though the photo reporters are detained’. The Alia Holding... More...
July 11, 2011
The Alia Newspaper Publishes Letter by Giorgi Abdaladze
The Alia newspaper of July 9 published a letter by Giorgi Abdaladze indicted for espionage in favor of Russia. The author of the letter says to sacrifice himself "to reveal the truth." Giorgi Abdaladze's "urgent statement", citing the Alia, has been published in a handwritten form. Giorgi Abdaladze... More...
July 7, 2011
Saakashvili's Personal Photo Correspondent Detained
Georgian news agencies have reported on the detention of President's personal photo correspondent Irakli Gedenidze and his spouse. Photographer Gia Abdaladze of the press MFA center, Zurab Kurtsikidze of EPA agency and photo correspondent Shakh Aivazov of Associated Press have been detained too.... More...
June 30, 2011
MIA Satisfies Journalist's Complaint
On June 27 the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia satisfied the administrative complaint lodged by journalist Nino Mikiashvili of the media union Obiektivi and assigned the FOI officer of the state agency to issue the requested data to the applicant, reports the Georgian Young Lawyers... More...
June 24, 2011
Georgian TV Sues American Movie
Gori TV-Radio Company 'Trialeti', broadcasting in Shida Kartli region appeals in court for abuse of dignity and business reputation against the creators of the motion picture '5 Days of War' - director Renny Harlin, producers Papuna Davidaia and Koba Nakopia.  This was announced by the TV... More...
June 16, 2011
No more NTV+ in Georgia
Following the June 10 order issued by the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) all of the cable companies operating in Georgia, whose number tops 90, have been demanded to quit the rebroadcasting of Russian channels such as „НТВ+ премьера", „НТВ+ кино клуб" and „НТВ+ кино хит."... More...
June 14, 2011
Georgian Newspapers Support MediaPalitra
On Monday, June 13 majority of Georgian newspapers printed large "Solidarity to MediaPalitra!" on the front page. Through this action, initiated by Media Advocacy Coalition, the newspapers responded to the audit inspection being underway in MediaPalitra. Both Tbilisi-based and regional newspapers,... More...
June 13, 2011
New Media for Old Media: New Manual For Journalists
On June 13, the office of the Open Society Georgia will host the presentation of the manual drawn up by the Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters (GARB), as well as the Association's website and ongoing projects. The manual titled New Media for Old Media is made up of theoretical part and... More...
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