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
Transparency International Georgia responds to the recent frequent assaults on journalists. According to the representatives of the TV Obiektivi, their journalist and crew were attacked on March 20 while shooting one of the construction sites.
Following the “Georgian Dream’s” coming into power after the 2012 Parliamentary elections, the number of employees at Public Relations (PR) departments of government institutions and their remuneration has significantly increased.
Like Kakha Bekauri, another member of the National Communications Commission fails to meet qualification requirements for his post
Transparency International Georgia continues to study whether the members of the National Communications Commission meet the qualification requirements obligatory for holding their posts.
The objective of the following report by Transparency International – Georgia is to assess the processes and existing challenges of the Public Broadcaster under its new management.
The objective of the following report is to assess the processes and problems at Adjara TV and Radio of the Public Broadcaster under the new management.
Kakha Bekauri does not meet the qualifications for membership/chairpersonship of the Georgian National Communications Commission
According to research conducted by Transparency International Georgia, the Chairperson of the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC), Kakha Bekauri, does not meet the academic qualifications required for holding the position of Chairperson of the GNCC.