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“Book Shelf” Program to hold public lectures
Publish Time: 2017-01-21 16:37:00
“Book Shelf” Program of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will hold public lectures. The new project will unite three lectures with use of visual and graphic material as well as interactive exercises and games. Aleksandre Lortkipanidze, host of the program and scenarist Toresa Mossy will present the lectures. 
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Group working on Law about Broadcasting being held
Update Time: 2017-01-21 16:08:00
The group working on changes to be made into Law about Broadcasting is holding the first meeting in the parliament. The proposal of separation of duties and authorities between Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) and GPB General Director is being discussed. Chairman of GPB Board of Trustees is not attending the meeting. 
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Media Advocacy Coalition evaluates election of Vasil Maghlaperidze as GPB General Director
Update Time: 2017-01-07 16:22:00
The decision made by Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) regarding election of Vasil Maghlaperidze on post of GPB General Director harms reputation of the broadcaster and trust of the public toward it – Media Advocacy Coalition said in its statement. According to the statement, the Board members were introduced to action plans and critical visions of other candidates but did not support the contenders during the voting process. Vasil Maghlaperidze will head the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) during the next 6 years. The 8-member Board of Trustees elected Maghlaperidze as GPB new General Director with 6 votes for and 2- against through the secret balloting on January 6. 
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Vasil Maghlaperidze to head GPB for next 6 years
Update Time: 2017-01-06 20:20:00
Vasil Maghlaperidze will head the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) during the next 6 years. The 8-member Board of Trustees elected Maghlaperidze as GPB new General Director with 6 votes for and 2- against through the secret balloting today. Drafting of a long-term action plan, turning GPB into one of the leaders on the Georgian media market, increase of trust toward broadcaster and technical refurbishment of TV – these are main priorities of new head of GPB. Zviad Koridze and Lasha Tughushi, media experts, evaluated the decision made by members of Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) regarding election of Vasil Maghlaperidze, new General Director of GPB through secret balloting. The media experts said that the Board elected politically biased person as new head of the broadcaster.   The voting was held into 2 stages. Maghlaperidze and Tinatin Berdzenishvili, acting General Director received majority of votes in the first round. Five candidates -- Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili – competed for the post during the voting process. Initially, fifteen people expressed willingness to the take part in the competition. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. One candidate Bachuki Bakhtadze was excluded after reviewing the documentation by the Board.The Board of Trustees of GPB announced an open competition for the vacant position on November 28. 
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Working group to be established to prepare changes into Law on Broadcasting
Update Time: 2017-01-06 16:11:00
A working group will be established to prepare changes into Law on Broadcasting. The decision was made by the Parliamentary Law Committee. Membership of the working group is not yet determined. However, it is known that three employees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Goga Chartolani, Dodo Shonava and Revaz Chichinadze will be involved in the work of the group. Initiators of the legislative changes demand that GPB Board of Trustees becomes controlling body. 
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Zviad Koridze and Lasha Tughushi evaluate decision made by GPB Board of Trustees
Update Time: 2017-01-06 16:10:00
Zviad Koridze and Lasha Tughushi, media experts, evaluated the decision made by members of Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) regarding election of Vasil Maghlaperidze, new General Director of GPB through secret balloting. The media experts said that the Board elected politically motivated person as new head of the broadcaster.   
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Vasil Maghlaperidze elected with 6 votes for and 2 – against
Update Time: 2017-01-06 16:07:00
Vasil Maghlaperidze, new General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was elected with 6 votes for and 2- against through the secret balloting held by 8-member Board of Trustees. The voting was held into 2 stages. Maghlaperidze and Tinatin Berdzenishvili, acting General Director received majority of votes in the first round. Five candidates -- Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili – competed in the first tour. Initially, fifteen people expressed willingness to the take part in the competition. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. One candidate Bachuki Bakhtadze was excluded after reviewing the documentation by the Board.The Board of Trustees of GPB announced an open competition for the vacant position on November 28. 
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Plans of GPB’s new General Director
Publish Time: 2017-01-06 16:05:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster will become one of the leaders on the media market – This is the plan of Vasil Maghlaperidze, new General Director of GPB. Maghlaperidze said he did not exclude attraction of journalists from other TV Companies but the main focus would be made on GPB team. Maghlaperidze already talked to members of GPB Board of Trustees and journalists of Newsroom. Vasil Maghlaperidze has become General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) through the second tour of secret balloting held by GPB Board of Trustees. Maghlaperidze received 6 votes of the 8-member Board. He will take the post with 6-year term. 
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New Gen. Director answers questions of “Moambe”
Publish Time: 2017-01-06 12:45:00
Vasil Maghlaperidze, new General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) answered questions of “Moambe” News Program of First Channel.Maghlaperidze said that the new post put big responsibility on him. According to new General Director, Public Broadcaster had to become the main player on the Georgian media market. Maghlaperidze believes that Newsroom will have the key role in the process. “GPB has important human resources that needs to be organized property,” he added.  
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Vasil Maghlaperidze becomes GPB General Director
Publish Time: 2017-01-06 12:28:00
Vasil Maghlaperidze has become General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) through the second tour of secret balloting held by GPB Board of Trustees. Maghlaperidze received 6 votes of the 8-member Board. He will take the post with 6-year term. Five candidates were taking part in the voting: Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili. The first round of voting did not reveal the winner. Maghlaperidze and Berdzenishvili participated in the second round of balloting. Initially, fifteen people expressed willingness to the take part in the competition. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. One candidate Bachuki Bakhtadze was excluded after reviewing the documentation by the Board.The Board of Trustees of GPB announced an open competition for the vacant position on November 28. 
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Who will become General Director of GPB?
Publish Time: 2017-01-06 12:05:00
Who will become General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB)? Members of GPB Board of Trustees will vote for the five candidates, who qualified for the second round, through secret balloting. Majority of votes are needed to take the post. The candidates are Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili. Initially, fifteen people expressed willingness to the take part in the competition. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. One candidate Bachuki Bakhtadze was excluded after reviewing the documentation by the Board.The Board of Trustees of GPB announced an open competition for the vacant position on November 28. 
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All candidates for post of GPB Gen. Director interviewed
Publish Time: 2017-01-05 14:20:00
Members of Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) have interviewed all candidates contending for post of GPB Gen. Director. The 8-member Board of Trustees will hold final voting on January 6. The candidate for post of new General Director needs at least 5 votes to be elected. Two out of five candidates- Vasil Maghlaperidze and Nino Zautashvili, who qualified for the second tour of a competition underwent through interviewing today.  Members of Board listened to Tinatin Berzenishvili, acting Director General of GPB, Natia Kuprashvili, Head of Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters and Zaal Anjaparidze yesterday.Five candidates qualified for the second tour of a competition for vacant post of General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The candidates are Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili. Initially, fifteen people expressed willingness to the take part in the competition. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. One candidate Bachuki Bakhtadze was excluded after reviewing the documentations by the Board.The Board of Trustees of GPB announced an open competition for the vacant position on November 28. 
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Three candidates interviewed – procedures for selection of GPB Gen. Director
Publish Time: 2017-01-04 20:05:00
Three out of five candidates, who qualified for the second tour of a competition for vacant post of General Director of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) underwent through interviewing today.  Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees listened to Tinatin Berzenishvili, acting Director General of GPB, Natia Kuprashvili, Head of Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters and Zaal Anjaparidze. The two remaining candidates - Vasil Maghlaperidze and Nino Zautashvili – will be interviewed on January 5. The Second Channel of GPB will provide live transmission of the interviewing process.Berdzenishvili talked about editorial independence, high standards of journalism, research of the audience, technical refurbishment and access to broadcasting. Anjaparidze stressed on increase of trust towards broadcaster, involvement of public in processes and attraction of professionals. Kuprashvili was critical about budget, project of the integrated newsroom and coverage of broadcasting. The 8-member Board of Trustees chose five candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. The final voting will be held on January 6. The candidate for post of new General Director needs at least 5 votes to be elected. 
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Zaal Anjaparidze, Candidate for post of GPB Gen. Director interviewed
Update Time: 2017-01-04 16:10:00
Members of Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) interviewed Zaal Japaridze, one of the candidates contending for post of GPB Gen. Director. Anjaparidze presented his plan focused on high-quality TV products and changes to be made into broadcast programming. He also answered questions of Board members.  
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Three candidates interviewed – procedures for selection of GPB Gen. Director
Publish Time: 2017-01-04 16:05:00
Five candidates, who qualified for the second tour of a competition for vacant post of General Director of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) are undergoing through interviewing. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees are listening to Natia Kuprashvili, Head of Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters. She talked about goals and objectives and the main priorities of GPB. Before that Tinatin Berzenishvili, acting Director General presented a 5-point plan.  Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili will undergo interviewing on January 4-5. The Second Channel of GPB will provide live transmission of the interviewing process.The Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. The final voting will be held on January 6.
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Candidates undergoing interview – procedures for selection of GPB Gen. Director
Publish Time: 2017-01-04 12:05:00
Five candidates, who qualified for the second tour of a competition for vacant post of General Director of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) are undergoing through interviewing. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees will listen to visions and plans of Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili on January 4-5. The Second Channel of GPB is airing the interviewing process live.The Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 14 persons who applied for the post. The final voting will be held on January 6.
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Five candidates qualify for second round for competition of GPB General Director
Publish Time: 2017-01-03 12:35:00
Five candidates qualified for the second tour of a competition for vacant post of General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The candidates are Zaal Anjaparidze, Vasil Maghlaperidze, Nino Zautashvili, Tinatin Berdzenishvili and Natia Kuprashvili. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees chose the candidates among the 15 persons who applied for the post. The candidates, who qualified for the second round, will be subjected to an interview on January 4-5. The Second Channel of GPB will air the interviewing process live. The final voting will be held on January 6.
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Procedures for selection of GPB General Director underway
Publish Time: 2017-01-03 12:05:00
The candidates, who qualify for the second tour of a competition for vacant post of General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), will become known today. Members of GPB’s Board of Trustees will choose the candidates among the 15 persons who applied for the post. The candidates, who qualify for the second round, will be subjected to an interview. The Second Channel of GPB will air the interviewing process live. The final voting will be held on January 6. 
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“Fortuna” and “Auto Radio” have jubilee
Publish Time: 2016-12-31 16:26:00
The radio stations “Fortuna” and “Auto Radio” are celebrating the 19th jubilee. A special reception was held at the media holding on the occasion. Representatives of Georgian show business and employees of the radio stations attended the reception. 
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Prime Minister comments on unification of three TV Companies
Update Time: 2016-12-31 16:06:00
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili commented about unification of three TV Companies -- “Imedi,” GDS and Maestro -- under one media holding. He said that merging was a natural process. Kvirikashvili said that the government would not interfere in court process over Rustavi 2 and its editorial policy. He also stressed on the importance of critical media in the country. 
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