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Meeting to be held between GPB management and Ombudsman
Publish Time: 2017-02-27 16:33:00
Georgia’s Public Defender is expected at the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The meeting between GPB management and Ucha Nanuashvili will be held presumable tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.The invitation has been already sent to the Ombudsman. The current situation at the Public Broadcaster and the Ombudsman’s statement, which was responded by the GPB Executive Board, will be discussed during the meeting. In response letter the management claims that Nanuashvili's statement evokes the impression of interfering into editorial independence of the Broadcaster.
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Giorgi Mgebrishvili held meeting with the Ambassador of Latvia
Publish Time: 2017-02-27 12:23:00
Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili held meeting with the Ambassador of Latvia Ianis Zlamet.Minister Mgebrishvili has pointed out the importance of sharing experience of the Latvian side in the process of implementing criminal police reform and analysis-based police activities.Minister of Internal Affairs has discussed ongoing and scheduled projects, including high-tech and multi-functional Joint Operations Center.
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GPB Trade Unions held meeting with members of US Trade Union delegation
Publish Time: 2017-02-27 12:16:00
The members of primary and independent Trade Unions of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) held a meeting with the members of US Trade Union delegation. Current developments at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) served as the main topic for discussions during the meeting. Members of GPB Trade Unions believe that the plan presented by GPB management, which involves the possibility of closure part of the programs, violates employees’ rights. US delegation members noted that the developments may hinder the democratic processes in Broadcaster.
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Initiative Group to present alternative plan of GPB development
Publish Time: 2017-02-27 12:14:00
The Initiative Group established at Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) will present an alternative action plan of GPB development to Board of Trustees today. Head of the of Trade Unions of GPB made the regarding statement. According to Dodo Shonava extensive presentation of their vision for media and public representatives will be held on March 6.
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Rescuers saved life of Serb tourist
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 16:20:00
Rescuers saved life of  Serb tourist. Four tourists were trapped under the avalanche at Lomisi ridge. One of them, 46-year-old man was seriously injured. He was transferred to Gudushauri National Medical Center in Tbilisi.
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Modern challenges for education and the role of media in society - Discussion in Kachreti
Update Time: 2017-02-26 16:11:00
Modern challenges for education and the role of media in society - these issues were discussed at the meeting held at Ambassadori Kachreti Golf Resort.The youngsters of winter school of Civic Initiatives Platform along with the invited lecturers took part in the discussions.Within the frame of the sessions, the participants met the Rector of Tbilisi State University, GPB General Director and the Minister of Education. The session was held in question-answer format. Civic Initiatives Platform was founded in 2015 by the winners of Olympics, which was organized by Organization “Mokalake” (Citizen).
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Representative of Ombudsman's Office visited Giorgi Mamaladze
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 16:06:00
Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for attempted murder was visited by a representative of Ombudsman's Office at so-called Matrosov Prison today. According to representative of Ombudsman's Office Archpriest is under audio-visual control in the cell and no threat poses to him.Due to weekend the lawyers are not allowed to visit charged Deacon at the penitentiary facility. Giorgi Mamaladze will be questioned on February 27. 
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Fact of Black Sea pollution revealed
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 12:08:00
The fact of Georgian territorial waters pollution has been identified.A ship sailing under flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis spilt fecal masses in Poti port of the Black Sea.The captain is to pay the penalty in the amount of 65 thousand GEL. The amount of damage inflicted to the environment is 49115 GEL.The ship will leave the territorial waters after paying the fine.
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Levan Izoria hosted US Congress delegation
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 12:04:00
Georgia’s Defense Minister Levan Izoria has hosted US Congress delegation at the National Training Center "Krtsanisi” today.Minister provided the representatives of the US legislative body with the information about the process ongoing in the Georgian Armed Forces and the US-Georgia joint projects in the field of defense.Within the framework of the visit the members of US delegation will hold meetings with the representatives of Georgia's government as well as the leaders of the Parliamentary Minority.
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Representative of Public Defender Office to visit Giorgi Mamaladze at prison today
Publish Time: 2017-02-26 12:02:00
The representative of Georgia’s Ombudsman will visit Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze at the prison today.According to Public Defender Office representative, who visited accused Archpriest yesterday, Giorgi Mamaladze expresses readiness to answer the questions of the Prosecutor’s Office.Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze, charged for attempted murder, will be questioned on February 27. 
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President holds meetings about national security policy
Update Time: 2017-02-25 20:12:00
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili held a meeting with representatives of public regarding national security policy and shared with his viewpoints. President talked about the necessity of elaboration of a united strategy. Margvelashvili also called on Security Council for launch of wider consultations with participation of citizens to determine common and main objectives. 
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Will Zura Buchukuri become Head of Patriarch’s security?
Publish Time: 2017-02-25 20:05:00
Will Zura Buchukuri replace Soso Okhanashvili, on post of head of Patriarchs Security? The information is not confirmed yet. Buchukuri has worked in Patriarch’s security for many years. However, the Georgian media reports that staff changes are likely to take place in security of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II. Okhanashvili does not answer calls of “Moambe” News Program of First Channel. Okhanashvili is not present at the Patriarchate either. Security Police of Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that all employees continue working in usual regime. 
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Changes to be made into education system
Update Time: 2017-02-25 16:31:00
Mariam Jashi, Chairperson of Parliamentary Education Committee said that 2 new draft-bills would be initiated during the spring session. Based on the proposed changes, students will be able to participate in National Examinations after completion of professional colleges. The other project refers to introduction of inclusive education at institutions that envisages adaptation of study environment in kindergartens and higher educational institutions. 
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Defense Minister comments about captured Georgian pilot
Update Time: 2017-02-25 16:24:00
The government of Georgia is absolutely ready to consistently communicate with the Congo government to receive more information about our citizen, - Georgia’s Defense Minister Levan Izoria said on the captured Georgian pilot. According to Izoria, he has not been involved in the negotiations. “Our government is all ready to maintain constant communication with the Congo government in order to receive more and more information about our citizen, to be able to provide his rights protection,” Izoria said. The rebels shot down a helicopter and one Georgian citizen was captured and another- wounded as a result. As reported by Georgia’s foreign ministry, the wounded one has been provided with treatment in a hospital but another one still remains in captivity. His relatives say the rebels demand a million USD in exchange for release of Levan Osorauli, Georgian pilot. 
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February 25 – Soviet Occupation Day
Update Time: 2017-02-25 16:10:00
February 25 is the date of Georgia’s occupation by the Soviet Army. State flags are lowered at all state institutions. Various activities will take place across Georgia in commemoration of Georgian soldiers who died in fight of Georgia’s independence. In February 1921, the Red Army, following the post-1917 turmoil in Transcaucasia, entered Georgia, which was then the Menshevik-controlled Democratic Republic of Georgia. The Georgian Menshevik army was defeated and the government fled the country. On February 25, 1921 the Red Army entered the capital Tbilisi and installed a communist government, led by Georgian Bolshevik Filipp Makharadze. The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic was established on February 25, 1921.For the next 68 years, February 25 was celebrated as an official holiday, the Day of Establishment of Soviet Power in Georgia.
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Staff changes presumably taking place in security of Patriarch
Publish Time: 2017-02-25 16:05:00
Staff changes are presumably taking place in security of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II. Based on the released information Zura Buchukuri will replace Soso Okhanashvili, head of Patriarchs bodyguards. However, the information is not confirmed yet. Okhanashvili does not answer calls of “Moambe” News Program of First Channel. Okhanashvili is not present at the Patriarchate either. Security Police of Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that all employees continue working in usual regime. 
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Press conference of students representing Auditorium 115
Publish Time: 2017-02-25 12:18:00
Students representing Auditorium 115 of Tbilisi State University (TSU) held a press conference. The students demand reformation of education system and legislative changes. Members of the movement demand abolishment of the article in Law on High Education which defines rights of students’ self-governance, otherwise threaten to continue protesting. 
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UNM Members say wreath at memorial of Junkers
Publish Time: 2017-02-25 12:14:00
Members of United National Movement (UNM) Party lay wreaths at the memorial of Georgian Junkers, who fought for Georgia’s independence on February 25, 1921. UNM members said in an address to the gathered audience that Georgia would never surrender to an occupant country and would continue struggle for establishment of European and democratic state. 
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Family members of 18-year-old man blame doctors of negligence
Update Time: 2017-02-25 12:09:00
Family members of an 18-year-old girl, who died in Kutaisi city, Imereti region, blame doctors for negligence. The girl was found at home being in unconscious condition. She was first transferred to Chiatura and then to Kutaisi hospital. Doctors said the patient had taken sleeping pills with purpose of committing suicide. The family does not agree with the version of death. 
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Change of staff in security of Patriarch not confirmed
Publish Time: 2017-02-25 12:03:00
The information about change in the staff of security of Georgia’s Patriarch is not confirmed. Soso Okhanashvili, head of Patriarchs bodyguards does not answer calls of “Moambe” News Program of First Channel. Okhanashvili is not present at the Patriarchate either. Security Police of Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that all employees continue working in usual regime. . 
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