23:15, Tuesday, 17.09.2019
YouTube
Twitter
Facebook
RSS
ქართული English

Web Portal on Human Rights in Georgia

Go
Advanced Search

Public Defender: Tax Privileges for Press should be Extended

29.12.2006
Georgian Ombudsman Sozar Subari believes that the temporary tax privileges introduced for press till January 1, 2007 should be extender for several more years.

“Two years ago President Mikheil Saakashvili said: “We won’t be able to get much income from the press, while print media has to survive”. I understand that these tax privileges cannot go on forever, but the general situation for the press hasn’t changed after two years. Paper, electricity etc. became more expensive…” Subari told “The Georgian Times” newspaper.

As for Broadcasters’ Code of Conduct, according to Subari, “TV stations should have the Codes of Conduct by all means, because the journalists often violate privacy”.

“We must divide this Code of Conduct into three parts: first of all, journalism ethics, which is a matter of journalists’ self regulation. The second issue is when human rights and values are violated and strict sanctions are to be applied: for example bad influence on minors, violation of privacy – when somebody pokes his or her nose in someone’s private life, in all these cases there should be sanctions against such journalists. Whether these sanctions have to be applied by court or Communications Commission is a matter of debate, but these sanctions are necessary” – Subari said.

At the same time Subari cannot understand why the Communications Commission should be concerned with technical issues.

“When a journalist films something with a hidden camera, it shouldn’t be judged by Communications Commission or any other state agency. It’s the journalist’s business how and where he or she decides to place the camera” – Subari said.

Sourse: Media.ge

Print Send to Friend Send to Facebook Tweet This
Leave your comment
Your name:
Your comment:

Security code: Code
OTHER NEWS
POLL
Do you positively evaluate the system of obligatory accumulative pension?
Yes No I cannot answer

BLOG

Gorashvili vs Natchkebia
Lector of the Law Faculty of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Gorashvili sued the student of the same faculty Buba Natchkebia
Detailed...
City full of death
Vanished people – “Never forget me”
Archive




EDITORIAL

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
Detailed...
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
Archive
THEMES

CATEGORIES

Copyright © 2004 - 2019 HRIDC