European Broadcasting Union (EBU) prepares a special letter on the initiative of the National Movement, which refers to changing the rules of financing of the Public Broadcaster.
According to EBU, the letter will be sent to all relevant agencies, international organizations as an alert signal from the country.
“Obviously, according to this initiative your organization will turn to state agency and be dependent on politicians’ will. We should not allow this initiative to be passed.
Please, let us know when we can interfere in this process. This initiative contradicts the new Article of the Constitution, which refers to the independence of public media, “- EBU states.
The National Movement Faction submitted an initiative in the parliament about making changes into Law on Broadcasting. MP Roman Gotsiridze is the author of the initiative, which envisages altering the rule for financing of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB).
Based on the initiative, the amount of money to be allocated from the state budget to GPB should be defined according to the projects presented by the broadcaster. The limit of minimal financing will be abolished.