The State Service of Veterans Affairs congratulated GPB First Channel employees on Georgian Journalism Day. The representative of the State Service gave symbolic gifts to the camera crews, who reported the war developments in Ukraine.
“Congratulations to all professionals who worked in a war zone and risked their lives to provide the public with the precise information. Journalism is a mediation enabling us to watch over the developments, dynamics and challenges,” said Koba Kobaladze, the Head of the State Service of Veterans Affairs.
GPB Director General Tinatin Berdzenishvili noted that war reporting implies considerable risks.
“It is noteworthy that every day is a day of journalists for us, especially in this challenging situation, when our several film crews worked in the epicentre and Kyiv. We went through difficult days. Currently, another film crew went back to Lviv to provide the public with verified information. The work of journalists and reporters during warfare implies considerable risks. We have developed a document that outlines the rules for journalists on how to work during hostilities. We take this issue very seriously. Our film crew is working in Ukraine, and those who came back and did their best to inform our community were rewarded symbolically today,” Tinatin Berdzenishvili said.