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Rustavi 2 TV Company accepts offer of Brothers Karamanashvilis
Publish Time: 2017-03-25 12:19:00
Rustavi 2 TV Company has accepted the offer of Brothers Karamanashvilis. LTD “Team of Rustavi 2” will be officially established on March 27. Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 Company talked about the offer in “Courier” News Program. He said that the LTD would become the 51% shareholder of “Saqartvelo” TV Company.
Brothers Karamanishivili accept Gvaramia’s proposal
Publish Time: 2017-03-24 20:05:00
The offer voiced by Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia has been assessed as ultimatum, however brothers Karamanishivili still accept Gvaramia’s proposal.The owners of Rustavi 2 express readiness to hand the control package of Rustavi 2 shares to employees of TV Company. Nika Gvaramia addressed brothers Karamanishivili with above-mentioned request and assessed the proposal of transferring 40% of shares as fiction.Yesterday Levan Karamanishvili, one of the owners of Rustavi 2 TV Company, expressed readiness to transfer 40% of shares free of charge to the Rustavi 2 employees. He addressed the Rustavi 2 employees to launch consultations to insure transparent and fair distribution of the shares.Despite the consent Karamanishbvilis fixed their negative attitude toward the issue openly. TV owners are particularly surprised by the fact that only part of employees was mentioned by Gvaramia yesterday.The lawyer of former owner and one of the founders of Rustavi 2 TV Company speak about internal disagreement between Gvaramia and Karamanishvili.
GPB was imposed to pay 30 000 GEL compensation to Eka Mishveladze
Update Time: 2017-03-24 12:14:00
Tbilisi City Court partly satisfied the law-suit of Journalist Eka Mishveladze. Court has delivered a verdict today according to which the order issued by GPB General Director Giorgi Baratashvili on February 11, 2016 about dismissal journalist Eka Mishveladze from Public Broadcaster was terminated. The Broadcaster has to pay 30 000 GEL compensation to Mishveladze and 900 GEL to the state budget.Eka Mishveladze was dismissed from the Public Broadcaster in February 2016, after which, the journalist appealed to the court. During Court dispute her interest was defended by the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA). The Lawyers of GPB plan to appeal the Court's verdict.
Brothers Karamanishivlis express readiness to transfer 40% of shares free of charge to the Rustavi 2 employees
Update Time: 2017-03-23 16:32:00
Levan Karamanishivlis, one of the owners of Rustavi 2 TV Company, express readiness to transfer 40% of shares free of charge to the Rustavi 2 employees. He released the regarding statement today. He addressed the Rustavi 2 employees to launch consultations to insure transparent and fair distribution of the shares.“We appeal to Rustavi 2 staff. Dear friends, your role in the fight for freedom of speech and democracy in Georgia is invaluable. If not for your daily devotion, Rustavi 2 would no longer exist, or would have been turned into Ivanishvili’s propaganda channel. What you have done in the last two years, after the attack on the television, is civil heroism”.“As a sign of gratitude and respect, we are offering to transfer you 40 % of shares free of charge in order to enable you to define the fate and the future of the channle”, - the statement reads.
GPB Board of Trustees held a meeting with Ambassador of Poland
Update Time: 2017-03-16 20:40:00
The members of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) held a meeting with the Ambassador of Poland today. The meeting was held by the initiative of Mariusz Maszkiewicz. The future cooperation issues between Georgian and Polish Public Broadcasters were discussed as a part of the meeting.The meeting between managements of two broadcasters has been planned; more details will be announced in April.
Protest in support of Rustavi 2 TV Company held
Update Time: 2017-03-11 20:15:00
Protest in support of Rustavi 2 TV Company was held in front of the parliament building at central Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi this afternoon. Rustavi 2 Director General Nika Gvaramia and journalists addressed the gathered crowd from the stage installed outside the parliamentary building. The concert also organized in support of Rustavi 2 TV Company lasted during three hours. Representatives of non-parliamentary and parliamentary opposition also attended the event. According to them they continue fighting for protection of freedom of speech. Traffic has been restricted from Kashueti Church to Subway Station ‘Liberty Square.’
Protest in support of Rustavi 2 TV Company
Update Time: 2017-03-11 16:08:00
Protest in support of Rustavi 2 TV Company is ongoing in front of the parliament building at central Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi.Journalists are addressing the gathered crowd from the stage installed outside the parliamentary building.
GPB Board of Trustees approves action plan
Publish Time: 2017-03-07 18:05:00
The Broadcast Programming of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will not change before July 17. GPB’s Board of Trustees today discussed and approved the new action plan proposed by the GPB management.The action plan was approved with 6 votes for and 1- against. Sulkhan Saladze voted against. Another member Ketevan Mskhiladze did not participate in the voting.A competition for programs will be announced for the new broadcast season. Board members will consider competition terms, selection criteria and competition commission related issues. Dispute took place during the sitting about some initiatives.
Statement of Social-Democrats about Rustavi 2 case
Publish Time: 2017-03-07 16:14:00
Social-Democrats believe that the campaign about Rustavi 2 TV Company is anti-public and anti-democratic, Gia Zhorzholiani, Leader of the party made this statement. According to Zhorzholiani, the case has to do with a revenge-like political fight led by National Movement. He also said that the party was not interfering with court process but would not admit questioning of values won through October, 2012 elections.
Human Rights Watch: Media Freedom at Risk in Georgia
Update Time: 2017-03-07 16:11:00
An ownership dispute over Georgia’s most-watched television broadcaster, Rustavi 2, has sparked serious concerns about potential government interference with both media and the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today.Rustavi 2’s current leadership, the political opposition, and many independent groups see a lawsuit by a former owner seeking to retake ownership and a March 2, 2017 ruling by the Supreme Court endorsing the change as a government-orchestrated move to take over the opposition-minded station. The European Court of Human Rights has ordered temporary suspension of the Supreme Court decision and instructed the Georgian authorities to refrain from interference in the station.“A government-favored change in the editorial policy of Rustavi 2 would deliver a serious blow to Georgia’s media pluralism and could significantly limit the public’s access to opposition views,” said Giorgi Gogia, South Caucasus director at Human Rights Watch. “The entire process of contesting Rustavi 2’s ownership threatens media freedom and judicial independence and demands further scrutiny.”
President’s urge to sides about Rustavi 2 case
Update Time: 2017-03-07 16:10:00
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili calls on sides to preserve the current Status Quo on Rustavi 2 TV Company before Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights make final decisions into Rustavi 2 case. Eka Mishveladze’ President’s Press Speaker introduced President’s viewpoint to journalists during the traditional press briefing today. According to Mishveladze, President’s Administration once again underlines that processes around Rustavi 2 and Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) and any limitation to freedom of media would be a serious blow on democratic principles and European future of the country.
GPB Broadcast Programming not to change before new season
Update Time: 2017-03-07 16:07:00
The Broadcast Programming of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will not change before July 17 and not a single program will be closed. GPB’s Board of Trustees today discussed the recent agreement reached between the GPB management and Board, and approved the regulations. A competition for programs will be announced for the new broadcast season. Board members will consider competition terms, selection criteria and competition commission related issues. The new management presented a document about programming policy today. Dispute took place during the sitting about some initiatives.
US Ambassador to Georgia welcomes PM’s initiative
Update Time: 2017-03-07 12:10:00
Ian Kelly, US Ambassador to Georgia said that he welcomed Prime Minister’s initiative about establishment of Media Ombudsman’s Institute in Georgia. According to Kelly, media plays an important role in the country’s development process.
Kakha Kaladze comments on developments in media through video address
Update Time: 2017-03-07 12:09:00
Kakha Kaladze, Georgian Vice-Prime Minister and Energy Minister commented about the recent developments in the media through a video address.Kaladze said he welcomed PM’s initiative about establishment of Media Ombudsman’s Institute that would be a step forward for boosting media quality. According to Kaladze, Rustavi 2 is a ‘Party Television’ though limitations have never referred to it on part of the government. He said that Rustavi 2 case was a legal dispute over ownership.
Decision about Mediation made by Rustavi 2 to become on March 8
Update Time: 2017-03-07 12:07:00
The decision of European Court of Human Rights about a medication made by lawyers of Rustavi 2 TV Company will become known on March 8. Lawyers demand extension of suspension mechanism of enforcement over the ruling made by Supreme Court of Georgia on March 2. Kibar Khalvashi, a businessman and new owner of Rustavi 2 TV Company demands that he is involved into the case with the status of a Third Person. However, the complaint submitted in Strasbourg Court rules participation of the third party in the dispute between TV Company and Georgian government.
GPB Board of Trustees to discuss new agreement
Update Time: 2017-03-07 12:05:00
The Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) today will discuss the recent agreement reached between the GPB management and Board. It is known that Broadcast Programming will not change before July 17 and not a single program will be closed. A competition for programs will be announced for the new broadcast season. Board members will consider competition terms, selection criteria and competition commission related issues today. The new management will present a document about programming policy.
Politicians comment on PM’s initiative about Media Ombudsman
Publish Time: 2017-03-07 10:12:00
Georgian politicians commented on Prime Minister’s initiative about establishment of Media Ombudsman’s Institute. Majority MPs claim that the initiative will be additional guarantee for provision of freedom of speech. Sozar Subari, Minister of IDPs and Settlement, who served as Ombudsman in the past, said that the new institute will contribute to the media independence since foreign experts will be involved in its work.
Media experts evaluate PM’s initiative
Publish Time: 2017-03-07 10:11:00
Media experts evaluate PM’s initiative about establishment of Media Ombudsman’s Institute. Natia Kuprashvili, Head of Regional Broadcasters’ Association says that the new institution will not resolve problems facing the Georgian media because political goodwill is needed for independence of media.
Giorgi Abashishvili on decision of European Court of Human Rights into Rustavi 2 case
Publish Time: 2017-03-04 16:12:00
The European Court's decision once again very clearly proved how important is Georgia for Europe, - the Head of the Presidential Administration, Giorgi Abashishvili said when commenting on the Rustavi 2 case. “It shows how Europe cares for democracy in Georgia, how Europe cares for the Georgian state and protects the European choice of the Georgia people. Therefore, I think it is important for the government to understand the message well,” Abashishvili said. “We are very close to crossing the red lines, which is linked to the country's statehood, democracy and European choice," he added.
Strasbourg Court temporary suspends enforcement of decision into Rustavi 2 case
Update Time: 2017-03-04 16:09:00
The European Court of Human Rights suspended enforcement of the decision made on March 2 by Grand Chamber of Supreme Court of Georgia into case of Rustavi 2 TV Company till March 8. The move envisages three conditions: Georgian state is prohibited to enforce March 2 decision until the Strasbourg Court discusses the case and makes the final verdict; Georgian government is prohibited to close or facilitate to close Rustavi 2; and Government is prohibited the change management or board in the TV Company. Tea Tsulukiani, Georgian Justice Minister explained the procedures.
2017-03-27 22:28:00 | 1TV
Tamara Gachechiladze performed with renewed version of "Keep the Faith" at Gala Concert to celebrate Visa Liberalization
2017-03-27 18:40:00 | 1TV
Petro Poroshenko congratulated the Georgian Prime Minister on activation of visa-free regime
2017-03-27 18:00:00 | 1TV
Giorgi Mghebrishvili - officers of Georgian Border checkpoints will have to interview all Georgian travellers in details
2017-03-27 12:20:00 | 1TV
Georgian National Tourism Agency has prepared the video clips about Georgia
2017-03-27 12:18:00 | 1TV
Traders of the burnt Children’s World express desire to meet with the US Ambassador
2017-03-27 12:08:00 | 1TV
President of Lithuania congratulates Georgia on granting visa liberalization