Georgian Civil Society Addresses to the International Organizations in regard to the recent developments around Rustavi 2 TV
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović;OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir;Head of the European and Eastern Europe Department of Reporters without Borders Johann Bihr;
~We, the undersigned organizations, are writing this statement in response to the recent developments related to the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement on the Rustavi 2 ownership dispute case, which represents a significant challenge for Georgia’s fragile democracy and poses a serious threat for the media landscape.
After the election of Zaza Melikidze first as Akhaltsikhe Governor and then the Mayor the amounts earned by Melikidze's current and former companies through public procurements increased from 124 793 GEL to 546 044 GEL, amongst them the companies received 524 902 GEL from Akhaltsikhe Municipality.
The High Council of Justice of Georgia has started the selection process of the Supreme Court justices. Today, on June 7, the registration of candidate will be launched. After the completion of the registration anonymous voting will be conducted.