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Journalist Threatened with Rape
Ilya Martkoplishvili, the editor-in-chief of internet newspaper Kiziki accuses Soso Benashvili, the representative of the Kakheti Division of the Constitutional Security Department [“CSD”]within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of intimidation of Tamila Gurashvili, a journalist of his newspaper. Martkoplishvili claims that Soso Benashvili went to Tamila Gurashvili’s home several times and threatened that if she did not stop criticizing the Dedoplistkaro ditrict government her child would face some problems.

Giorgi Chanturia was elected the new Director-General of Georgian Public Broadcasting
The Board of Trustees elected a new Director-General of Georgian Public Broadcasting today. Giorgi Chanturia received 5 votes and was elected as the Director-General of GPB. The two other candidates did not receive any votes.

Three Candidates will compete for the position of the Director-General of the General Public Broadcasting [the “GPB”]
Today a meeting of the Georgian Public Broadcasting Board of Trustees was held. At the meeting the Board announced the names of the candidates who have moved  into the second round of the competition for the position of GPB Director-General. The 8 Board members had cast votes secretly to selectr the winners of the first round. They are Gia Chanturia, Zviad Koridze and Giorgi Kacharava.  To move into the second round the candidates must have obtained 5 or more votes of the Board members. Gia Chanturia received 6 votes, Zviad Koridze and Giorgi Kacharava – 7.

The Newspaper “Spektri” Responds to the Article of Gela Mtivlishvili
The editorial staff of the newspaper “Spektri” responded to the article of our regional correspondent Gela Mtivlishvili. The name of the article was “How Print Media is Restricted in the Regions”. The article was about the pressure the government is putting on the regional media outlets. The journalist wrote  that the government was using the method of intimidation against the critical journalists and winning them over by  offering jobs in state bodies to the editors and the staff of critical newspapers. The journalist  mentioned several newspapers including the Kakheti regional newspaper “Spektri”. Gela Mtivlishvili claimed that the journalists that worked in state bodies easily were able to get ads placed  inthe newspapers for which they continued working. This information about the newspaper caused the discontent of the editorial staff of the Spektri and they sent their response to the article. We provide it here below without any changes.

Do you positively evaluate the system of obligatory accumulative pension?
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They wait for me in Abkhazia
Last time, I visited Abkhazia five years ago. Since then, not a day goes by without thinking about it, without missing the Abkhazian
Another proposal on agreement
Women – victims of violence


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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