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Vasil Maghlaperidze to head GPB for next 6 years

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Publish Time 2017-01-06 18:45:00 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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