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Best projects for new season on GPB revealed
Publish Time: 2017-06-21 18:04:00
The competition commission today revealed the best projects within the framework of a competition for selection of new programs to be aired on Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) starting the new broadcast season.  The commission selected 9 projects. The competition for selection of new programs for 2017-2018 broadcast programming was announced on April 3. 
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Legal Affairs Committee considering changes to Law on Broadcasting
Update Time: 2017-06-20 18:10:00
The parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee is considering changes to be made into Law on Broadcasting. Initiation of the project is planned for this week. Based on the project, authorities and duties of Board of Trustees and General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will be separated. Changes will apply to purchasing. The law will not apply to purchase of TV-series and non-thematic production. Changes will also refer to commercial advertising and sponsorship. Reportedly, the proposed changes are welcomed by European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Non-governmental organizations are attending the discussions. 
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Chairman of GPB Board of Trustees presents 2016 report in Parliament
Update Time: 2017-06-16 20:30:00
Grigol Gogelia, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has presented the 2016 report at the plenary session of the parliament. The report is focused on existing problems in the broadcaster and ways of solving them as well as the plans for establishing the integrated multimedia newsroom.An important part of the report is dedicated to the distribution of funds. The meeting was held in Q/A format. Questions were related to the closure of the programs as well.
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Changes expected in Rustavi 2 TV Company’s management
Publish Time: 2017-06-09 20:05:00
Changes are expected in the management of Rustavi 2 TV Company. Based on unofficial information, Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 has quit post. Feasible changes are said to be linked with financial problems facing the TV Company. One part of the employees said good-bye to Gvaramia through social network on June 8. Gia Karamanashvili, owner of Rustavi 2 is named as a presumable person who will replace Gvaramia on the position. Karamanashvili held a special meeting with employees and journalists this afternoon. Gvaramia keeps silent about his resignation. Rustavi 2 Deputy Director General and anchor Zaal Udumashvili may also quit. He has already received a proposal to run for post of Tbilisi Mayor in the forthcoming local self-governance elections on behalf of National Movement Party. The National Movement Party will present its mayoral candidate next week.  Udumashvili reported that he had not made any decision yet.
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Special sitting at Rustavi 2
Publish Time: 2017-06-09 16:05:00
A special meeting is being held at Rustavi 2 TV Company with participation of employees, journalists and management. Has Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 TV Company resigned from post? One part of employees said good-bye to Gvaramia through social network on June 8. However, the information is not officially confirmed yet. Rustavi 2 Deputy Director General and anchor Zaal Udumashvili has accepted the proposal to run for Tbilisi Mayor Elections on behalf of National Movement Party. The party will present Udumashvili as the candidate next week. But later Zaal Udumashvili himself reported that he has not made any decision yet.
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Changes in Rustavi 2 TV Company
Update Time: 2017-06-09 12:09:00
Has Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 TV Company resigned from post? One part of employees said good-bye to Gvaramia through social network on June 8.  Rustavi 2 Deputy Director General and anchor Zaal Udumashvili has accepted the proposal to run for Tbilisi Mayor Elections on behalf of National Movement Party. The party will present Udumashvili as the candidate next week. But later Zaal Udumashvili himself reported that he has not made any decision yet.
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Group for protection of Georgian land to be allocated air-time on GPB
Update Time: 2017-06-06 18:23:00
The Group for protection of Georgian land will be allocated air-time at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The exact time and program are not decided yet. The group held a protest at GPB earlier this afternoon and this is the result of the meeting with GPB Director General Vasil Maghlaperidze. Maghlaperidze said that GPB covers all important issues and journalists make decisions about coverage format independently. 
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GPB pavilion at Rustaveli Avenue
Publish Time: 2017-05-26 09:46:00
The pavilion of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is presented at Rustaveli Avenue. “What united us –This is Public Broadcaster” – various programs will be aired live. Any interested person will have the opportunity to participate in live coverage. At the initiative of GPB, the first vides record of "Knight in the Panther’s Skin” a poem by Shota Rustaveli will be made for publication of a video book. 
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Chairman of GPB Board of Trustees presents 2016 report in Education and Science Committee
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 16:13:00
Grigol Gogelia, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) presented the 2016 report in the Georgian Parliamentary Committee of Education and Science. Grigol Gogelia talked about planned changes, including the concept of integrated newsroom.Chairman of Board of Trustees made main focus on Law on Broadcasting and noted that changes should be made in different directions.The questions of MPs referred to budget expenditure and reporting current developments in the country.
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Two candidates revealed as winners of competition for TV series at GPB
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 15:54:00
The jury of a competition announced for selection of scenarios for TV series at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) revealed two winners. The scenario “Vacancy on Post of Murderer” of Ilia Jibghashvili and Beso Solomonashvili won in thriller genre. The scenario “Swaying” of Basa Janikashvili and Sandro Jandieri won in melodrama genre. Fifteen scenarios qualified for the second round of the competition out of 45 applications. The 8-member jury revealed the best ones. The commission will now apply to Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of GPB for implementation of these projects. 
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Second round for selection of new programs launched at GPB
Update Time: 2017-05-16 16:23:00
The second round of a competition for selection of new programs has been launched at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The applicants, who qualified for the second tour, are presenting their projects before members of competition commission. The second round means preparation of pilot programs. The 37 projects out of totally received 153 applications passed onto the second round. The competition for selection of new programs for 2017-2018 broadcast programming was announced on April 3. 
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GPB’s 2016 annual report presented in parliament
Publish Time: 2017-05-16 16:17:00
Grigol Gogelia, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) presented the annual 2016 report of GPB’s activities at the sitting of the parliamentary Branch Economy and Economic Policy Committee. Gogelia stressed on priorities and development plan of GPB. He then answered questions of MPs. The questions mainly had to do with new building of GPB, competition announced for selection of new programs and faults about Law on Broadcasting. 
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The first stage of the competition on feature series scripts completed
Publish Time: 2017-05-15 16:52:00
The first stage of the competition announced by the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has been completed, which means the selection of feature series scripts for 2017-2018 season.A total of 45 script applications have been received.Competitors moved to the second stage are:Detective:1. Tamar Adorneli  "Ali Khan and Nino"2. Malkhaz Aslamazashvili  "Chameleon’s Color"3. Ilia Jibghashvili, Beso Solomonashvili  "Vacancy for Murder Position"4. Luka Tsuladze, Tengiz Astakhishvili "On the Bottom"5. Giorgi Barabadze "Boys from Komarov"6. Irakli Apakidze, Levan Kitia "Zebra"7. Alexandre Kurkhuli, Beka Kurkhuli, Levan Kitia "Coffee Beer"8. Giorgi Kobalia, Giga Baindurashvili "Private Detective"9. Nana Khatiashvili "Deduction Method"10. Tamar Adorneli  "Family Secret"Drama: 1. Otar Shamatava "TAFU"2. Koba Tskhakaia, Soso Mchedlishvili "Burdo"3. Sandro Jandieri, Basa Janikashvili "Waving"4. Tengiz Tkhilava, Beka Oniani, Irakli Apakidze, Levan Kitia "Under your Bed"5. Akaki Kipshidze, Murtaz Chikovani "Temporarily employed"Eight member commissions will conduct interviews with the competitors on 22-23 May, after which two winners will be revealed.
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GPB to air 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship exclusively
Publish Time: 2017-05-12 18:00:00
The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will be airing all matches of 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship hosted by Georgia from May 31 to June 18. All the 30 matches will be broadcast live at Tbilisi and Kutaisi stadiums. The Georgian team will compete among the 12 best contending ones. 
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GPB prolonged deadline for selecting programs and series scripts
Update Time: 2017-05-05 16:32:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) prolonged  deadline for selecting programs and feature series scripts for a new broadcast season.Within the framework of a competition announced by GPB a total of 153 program applications and 45 script applications have been received. Due to a large number of applications, commission decided to extend the term for making final decision in order to give the commission members opportunity to study each application in detail.Information about the date of announcing the decision will be published on GPB website in the nearest future.The competition was open from April 3 to April 25. The programs will be selected by a 12-member commission headed by Paata Kurdadze, Direction of Media Production of GPB. The commission is staffed by invited experts and employees of GPB. 
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Receipt of applications for TV series’ scenarios over at GPB
Publish Time: 2017-05-02 13:37:00
Receipt of applications for scenarios of TV series to be aired starting new broadcasting season is over at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). GPB received 45 applications. The scenarios were received in two directions: Thriller and Detective genres. The competition was held into 2 stages. The candidates, who qualify for the second round, will be invited for presentation. 
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Visit of OSCE delegation continues in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-05-02 12:09:00
The visit of delegation of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) continues in Tbilisi. Experts of foreign Media are meeting with representatives of Georgian media organizations. Establishment of Media Ombudsman’s Institute is the main topic for discussions. 
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Media environment in Georgia - OSCE representatives to hold meetings
Publish Time: 2017-05-01 10:00:00
The media environment in Georgia - the OSCE representatives will hold meetings about the issue today.Experts will meet with representatives of the Public Defender, parliamentary majority and minority.The purpose of the visit is to evaluate the existing media environment in Georgia. Meetings are scheduled with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government Administration representatives and non-governmental organizations working on media issues.
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Georgia remains partly free country according to Freedom House Press Freedom Index
Publish Time: 2017-04-28 12:38:00
International Organization Freedom House has released the 2017 Press Freedom Index. According to the index Georgia is in the partly free countries’ category as it was in 2016. Georgia has 50 points according to the index. 0 point means free and 100 – least free. Georgia’s legislative (13/40), political (21/40) and economic (16/30) environment is also evaluated in the report. It’s notable that Georgia maintains the best score among the post-soviet countries. 
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Receipt of applications in framework of competition completed at GPB
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 03:16:00
Receipt of applications within the framework of a competition announced by Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) for selection of programs for the new broadcast season is over. A total of 153 applications are received. The applicants submitted them for 9 programs in 5 directions. The competition was open from April 3 to April 25. The programs will be selected by a 12-member commission headed by Paata Kurdadze, Direction of Media Production of GPB. The commission is staffed by invited experts and employees of GPB. Those applicants, who qualify for the second round of competition, will hold presentations in May. The third tour envisages preparation of pilot programs. The best projects will be revealed in the beginning of June, 2017. 
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