Media freedom is very important, US Ambassador says

US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan was asked to comment about the frequent refusal on part of the ruling Georgian Dream party and the majority lawmakers to respond to questions of certain media outlets.

Journalists told the Ambassador that on Saturday, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili did not invite several media outlets to the “Army City” housing construction project event.

“Obviously, media freedom is very important. That is how the public remains fully informed and makes informed decisions. We need to be able to hear from all responsible media outlets. I am disappointed that somehow some outlets were excluded,” Kelly Degnan said.