GEO

Statement about Natia Kapanadze's Impeachment

22 April, 2019

 

We negatively assess the decision of Council of Advisors of the Ajara TV and Radio of a Public Broadcaster to dismiss TV Director Natia Kapanadze prematurely. It is regrettable that the Council of Advisors shared the controversial arguments raised by the initiators of the impeachment and did not take into account the progress made by the station under Natia Kapanadze directorship which had been reflected in various reports issued by the local and international organizations, including the OSCE/ODIHR Election observation mission and "Human Rights Watch”.

Unfortunately, the ongoing process in Adjara TV and Radio is a continuation of the negative trend in the country, which is aimed at worsening media environment and strengthens doubts about possible political interference.

 

Transparency International Georgia

Georgia's Reforms Associates

Atlantic Council of Georgia

Research Journalism and Economic Analysis Center

Media Development Foundation

Green Alternative

Georgian Farmers Association

Georgian Democracy Initiative

UN Association of Georgia

Regional Center for Strategic Studies

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