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.
On June 15, the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) stated that TV company Rustavi 2 had violated the law by airing political advertising outside the election period. The case was precedential and the decision essentially prohibited all broadcasters from airing political ads outside election periods. The GNCC issued a simple warning to Rustavi 2, since this case was the first of its kind considered by the Commission.
According to the information received from the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC), the Commission's Public Defender Service for Consumer Interests received GEL 335,095 in remuneration and GEL 70,978 in bonuses in 2015.