Press freedom to be important aspect of democratic Georgia, French Ambassador says 
Press freedom to be important aspect of democratic Georgia, French Ambassador says 

French Ambassador to Georgia Diego Colas stressed that freedom of the press is a very important aspect of a democratic Georgia.

“We are very strongly attached to Georgia going towards the west and becoming a democratic country, a western, European country, and freedom of the press is a very important aspect of this,” Ambassador underscored.

Diego Colas said “we were concern about the violence during July 5 events. It will be important that media has the capacity to work properly. We will be very keen to support the media.”

Fifty-three journalists were injured during July 5-6 violence, one of whom passed away on July 11. TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava, 36, died six days later after being severely beaten by a far-right mob during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally on July 5.

 

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