2013-12-27GPB Board Composition Process Reaches Deadlock - Media Advocacy Coalition
Media Advocacy Coalition is concerned since, according to the Coalition members, the process of the composition of the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) has reached deadlock, the coalition said in its statement released on December 26, 2013.
2013-12-24GPB Trustee Selection Commission shortlists 27 candidates for voting
Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Board of Trustees Candidates Selection Commission has selected the 27 candidates that will be nominated to Parliament for voting. The list was published at the official Facebook page of the Selection Commission.
2013-12-24TV-debates between GPB Board of Trustees candidates to be organized
candidates for Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Board of Trustees membership candidates will be broadcasted by the Second Channel 24 December. Debates will be recorded in the Real Area studio. Presenter of the debates will be the Head Producer of the Second Channel Dodo Shonava.
2013-12-13Progress, Shortcomings Reviewed on Human Rights Day
On the International Human Rights Day, December 10, Public Defender and some rights groups highlighted main trends in Georgia’s human rights protection over the past one year, noting progress, but also pointing at problems and challenges.
2013-12-09Article Published on Humanrights.ge Won Competition of UN Population Fund
Article of the Human Rights Center’s media portal www.humanrights.ge “Boys Choose Technical Faculties and Girls –Humanitarian” won nomination Best Article in the competition announced by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
2013-11-28GNCC vs Super TV dispute completes with agreement
Dispute between the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) and cable company Super TV completed with agreement – GNCC decreased the penalty and Super TV will have to pay only GEL 3 thousand.
2013-11-21Chairman of the GPB Board of Trustees addresses Irakli Garibashvili
20 November Chairman of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Board of Trustees Emzar Goguadze held a press-conference and addressed acting Interior Minister of Georgia and candidate for the post of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. Goguadze requested Garibashvili to dismiss Irakli Tsibadze, Adviser to the GPB Director General for Security Issues.
2013-11-11Pre-Election Media-Coverage – Presentation of the Monitoring Findings
Group of media-monitors think both pre-election environment and style of media activities during Presidential Elections were radically different from the last year situation. They said the pre-election media-coverage was conducted in relatively calm and balanced environment.
2013-11-08Bill Offers Speeding Up New Board for Public TV
GD parliamentary majority has proposed a bill envisaging starting formation of a new board of the Georgian Public Broadcaster a month earlier than planned.
2013-10-29International Election Observation Mission on Improved Pre-Election Media Environment
International election observation mission, having conducted monitoring of the 27 October Presidential Election in Georgia,consider the media environment more open than during the 2012 elections and journalists are noted as covering major political events in a more inclusive manner, reads the statement of preliminary findings and conclusions released on October 28.
2013-10-29Charter of Journalistic Ethics Responds to Violations of Journalists’ Rights During Election Day-Statement
The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics has been attentively supervising the work of the media on the election day. Despite the fact that the October 27 elections have been conducted much more peacefully, compared to the previous elections, still there have been identified facts of interfering with the journalistic activity, pressuring and abuse, which is outrageous according to the Charter’s viewpoint.
2013-10-25Regulation for Media Activities in Polling Stations Were Simplified
Central Election Commission (CEC) simplified the strict regulations for the media representatives. According to the amendments, representative of media organization can enter the polling station several times and freely move inside during ten minutes, prepare video-footage and then start photo and video-recording from the place specially allocated for media by the Commission Chairman.
2013-10-24Nino Burjanadze Refuses to Participate in Presidential Debates on GPB Channel 1
Nino Burjanadze, presidential candidate of Democratic Movement –United Georgia said no to taking part in the Presidential Debates on Channel 1 of the Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB), reads the statement released by the political union on October 17. An application was lodged to the public broadcaster too.
2013-10-22Media Continues Providing Balanced Coverage of Elections- Second Interim Report of Journalistic Ethics Charter
Today, October 21, Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics published the second interim report (September 16- October 10) of a media-monitoring of media outlets. According to the results of the monitoring, the media in general continues providing balanced coverage of the elections. The major part of the media spares relatively less time on the government, while other part of the media has increased the amount of time dedicated to the coverage of political parties and political candidates. The televisions allot the biggest part of their time to covering Georgian Dream and United National Movement(UNM).
2013-10-22Adjara TV and Radio Board of Advisers Confirms Candidates Presented by Georgian Dream
The Supreme Council of Adjara AR has confirmed, in the selective contest of the Board of Advisers of GPB’s Adjara TV and Radio, the candidates presented by the Georgian Dream, Georgian Dream-Adjara and Georgian Dream- Free Democrats- Zaza Khalvashi, Giorgi Iremadze and Rusudan Imedashvili.
2013-10-22Palitra TV has violated ethical principles – Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Shorena Kalandia representative of Tsiuri Bakaradze (Kvaratskhelia) complained against Palitra TV journalist Maka Kobalia at the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia for a video-footage recorded without permission. Maka Kobalia made a video-report for Palitra TV showing how mother looked after her son deceased 18 years ago.
2013-09-26Pre-Election Media Environment in Shida Kartli
Two TV-Companies, one radio station, two newspapers and one news agency operate in Shida Kartli region. In addition to that, there are budget-funded periodicals in all four districts in the region, which mostly highlight projects/activities implemented by the local government and announcements about tenders in the districts.
2013-09-13Public Servant Verbally Insulted Journalist
Employee of Adjara Supreme Council Koba Adeishvili left insulting comments on the article “Who Celebrated Batumoba for 240 000 lari” in the Newspaper Batumelebi. Journalists and nongovernmental organizations working in Adjara Autonomous Republic request reaction on the fact.
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