Transparency International Georgia addresses to Public Defender to protect Public Broadcaster journalists’ rights
Transparency International-Georgia appeals to the Public Defender of Georgia to establish a possible discrimination and obstruction of labor activities against members of the Public Broadcaster's “Akhali Kvira” program, Imeda Darsalia, Sopho Zedelashvili and Tamta Janadze.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) studied the current state and the main tendencies on the advertising market in 2020. The study examines how the restrictions imposed in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 and the money spent by political parties on political advertising during the parliamentary elections affected the advertising market.
Georgia’s national government and the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara have established a flawed practice which prevents the media from attending government sessions. This imposes significant restrictions on the work of journalists aimed at obtaining information and controlling the authorities and is a backslide in terms of the openness and accountability of the government.
* 2017 includes data as of October 2017
The request for information on total funding of individual programs, as well as on salaries of employees, by Ninia Kakabadze, a newly elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster, has been followed by a sharp response on the part of several employees who criticized the s
On June 15, the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) found that TV company Rustavi 2 had violated the law by airing a political advertisement outside the pre-election period. This precedential decision banned broadcasters from airing political ads outside pre-election periods.