The ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party denies that Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze in his July 20 statement compared journalistic activities to July 5 violence.
GD dubbs the statement of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics as slander and distortion of facts.
While reviewing forms of violence, Kaladze said that “physical violence is just as much evil as psychological violence, which, unfortunately, occurs in our society,” GD claims.
Kaladze noted that this issue is also reflected on TV. In particular, he said: “We often hear people from different TV channels being humiliated, slandered, bullied just because of different political or other views,” the ruling team declared.
“It is clear that the Charter statement serves to misinform the public,” GD underscored.
Earlier today, the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics decried Tbilisi Mayor’s statement, saying that Kaladze compared journalistic activities to July 5 violence.
The Charter urges the authorities not to instigate media abusers with their aggressive stances.