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06 December, 2012

The need to de-politicize TV9

The television channel TV9 launched its broadcast via cable and satellite in April 2012 as a voice of the opposition Georgian Dream coalition. The station is owned by Ekaterine Khvedelidze, the wife of now Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (80%) and Kakha Kobiashvili, a close relative of Ivanishvili (20%).

20 November, 2012

Ending unchecked, illegal wiretapping practices

Technical equipment placed inside mobile telecommunications companies has allowed the authorities systematically monitor citizens’ mobile communications. Parliament should move to establish sufficient oversight over law-enforcement and security services to end abuse.