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Georgia Has Freest Media in Caucasus — Reporters Without Borders

According to an annual report by international media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RWB), Georgia remained 64th out of 180 countries in the group’s Press Freedom Index. Georgia placed highest amongst countries in the Caucasus, with Armenia coming in 79th and Russia and Azerbaijan lagging behind at 148th and 162nd. …

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Georgian PM Initiates to Establish Media Ombudsman Institution

Georgian PM Initiates to Establish Media Ombudsman Institution

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has released a statement raising an initiative to establish a media ombudsman institution in Georgia.  “First and foremost, I would like to emphasize that we honor decisions, recommendations and ideas from European institutions that make a special contribution to our country’s democratic development. Accordingly, this …

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Hila Peled: Why We Shouldn’t Blame the Media

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Trump and Hillary, polar opposites, fighting for a chance to run one of the most powerful countries in the world. And society is going wild, with the two sides unable to understand why ANYONE would vote for the “crazy candidate”, pointing fingers at each other. And this is a development …

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Extra Regulations Needed for Political Advertising in Georgia

Extra Regulations Needed for Political Advertising in Georgia

According to the Georgian legislation, when broadcasting a political/pre-election advertisement no later than 60 days before elections, television shall follow the requirements enshrined in the Election code of Georgia and Code of Conduct of Broadcasters. The purpose of this regulation is to ensure equal access to advertising for political parties …

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Tbilisi to Host int’l Caucasus Media Forum

The Caucasus International Media Forum will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Nov. 13-14. The event is titled “The World in the Age of Turbulence: Who Will Stand?”. The two-day forum will bring together the heads of leading media, the media experts and young journalists from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Russia, …

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