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2012-12-27
Poti Municipal Board Elected Chairman from the National Movement
At the session of Poti Municipal Board on December 18, despite the protest of the Georgian Dream’s supporters municipal board members elected Davit Babilua from the National Movement to be a board chairman.

2012-12-27
Turmoil about Selection of Lanchkhuti District Governor
Four members quitted competition-testing commission at Lanchkhuti district administration, which is about to select new district governor. It was kind of protest against the commission demonstrated at the very first session.

2012-12-26
Human Rights Center – Formation of Majoritarian Districts Is Not Constitutional
Constitutional lawsuit of Human Rights Center sues non-constitutionality of the formation of majoritarian election districts. The suitors believe, this particular provision of the Election Code contradicts Article 14 of the Constitution that prohibits discrimination on any grounds. 
2012-12-25
New Government Faces Difficulty to Communicate with Local Self-Governments
After the new government came in office, peaceful life of self-governmental bodies in almost every region of Georgia deteriorated. Local population, led by activists of the coalition Georgian Dream, started demonstrations in front of district administrations. They request personnel changes not only in central authority but in local self-governments too.
2012-12-25
“Martvili without National Movement” District Governor and Chairman of Municipal Board Blamed in Corruption
Martvili district administration and municipal board has been paralyzed for more than one month. Participants of the demonstration do not allow employees of the self-governmental bodies into the office.
2012-12-11
Vote-Thief (Part I)
Under the Criminal Code of Georgia, fabrication of election documents is a crime punished by imprisonment for up to 2 years. The journalistic investigation below will tell you how and who faked the majoritarian polls in Signagi district during the parliamentary elections of October 1, 2012.

2012-12-10
Historic Review of Georgian Political Advertisement
In 2005, American researchers estimated that political advertisements on TV have short (two-week) impact on voters. But the result is so rapid and effective, that every tetri spent is justified.

2012-12-07
Pre-election Advertisement Promises
Is it easy to advertise yogurt? It might not be easy because every yogurt is almost equal, and the advertisement shall expose something special in it. As a result you must buy this particular yogurt and not other. And you must not be disappointed. This law is universal and it works in all other cases if it has long-term goals.

2012-11-30
Bribed Elections in Mountainous Adjara
United National Movement gained votes in the mountainous districts of Adjara autonomous republic in exchange of financial assistance and promises. Khulo district residents said voting for election number 5 during the elections cost 100 or 200 lari in their district; residents of Shuakhevi district said they were promised freedom of prisoner Vazha Khimshiashvili.

2012-11-28
Human Rights Center’s Last Periodic Reports on Media Monitoring
In the frame of Media-Monitoring on the Coverage of Parliamentary Elections, Human Rights Center publishes reports from the last two periods - October 22 – November 4 and November 5-November 18.

2012-11-26
“Balance Violation Remaining main Problem of TV-Companies” - Report
Charter of Journalistic Ethics and Slovak Organization Memo 98 publicized the Summery Report on pre-election media monitoring 22 November.

2012-11-22
Quality and Purpose of Political Advertisements
What is necessary for good advertisement - much money and good PR-specialist? Very often, number of votes at the elections relies on these two factors. One the one hand there is balance and number of pre-election advertisements (how many minutes were spent on advertisements of each political party) and on the other hand there is quality of advertisements prepared by political parties.
2012-11-16
TV Advertisements in the Post-Election Period
After the parliamentary election, number of social advertisements has significantly decreased in TV-Companies; political advertisemetns are not aired at all. However, an interesting tendency was observed on Kavkasia, TV9 and Maestro – number and length of commercial advertisements increased.

2012-11-15
Announcements of Moambe, Politicians’ Wifes and Balance on Public Broadcaster
Soon, The Human Rights Center will finish media-monitoring of parliamentary elections, which covered not only pre-election but post-election period too, in accordance to the project agreement.

2012-11-13
Ruin of National Municipal Boards Started in Kvemo Kartli
After elections, personnel changes started in the municipal boards of different regions. Considering the fact that municipal boards were staffed with the members of the National Movement as a result of last self-governmental elections, the former ruling party still maintains decision-makers’ positions in district boards.

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