Statement about Natia Kapanadze's Impeachment
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
Georgian Farmers Association
Georgian Democracy Initiative
UN Association of Georgia
Regional Center for Strategic Studies