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2009-02-25 14:45:00

TBILISI, Georgia, February 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Media freedom in Georgia suffered another blow today when it was announced that Imedi, formerly the country's only independent TV station, is to be sold to RAK Georgia Holdings, an affiliate of the United Arab Emirates' owned property development company, Rakeen. Imedi TV was the subject of a long running dispute between the Georgian government and the late businessman, Badri Patarkatsishvili, until his death in February last year. In...

2009-02-20 08:12:00

TBILISI, Georgia, February 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Media freedom in Georgia took another blow today when a court ruled to award authority to execute the contested will of the late businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili to a distant relative, whom Patarkatsishvili's wife and immediate family insist is acting on behalf of the government to silence freedom of the press in that country. Mr. Patarkatsishvili was the founder and majority owner of Imedi TV, one of Georgia's last remaining national...

2008-09-15 09:00:17

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has said that holding a NATO Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting in Tbilisi was an important signal for the region and the world that "Georgia is not alone". Saakashvili was speaking at the NAC meeting held in Tbilisi on 15 September. His welcoming speech was broadcast live by major Georgian TV stations. Saakashvili spoke in English with Georgian translation superimposed. The president welcomed the creation of the NATO-Georgia Commission, which, he said,...

2008-09-07 21:00:17

TBILISI. Sept 7 (Interfax) - Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is not losing hope for the peaceful unification of Georgia with the support of the international community but believes that at this stage the main think is to save and advance the national economy. "Our main task today is to prevent a crisis and to advance the economy," he said at a Sunday meeting with wine-makers in Telavi. "At this stage the main thing is to save the economy and advance it, to strengthen the financial...

2008-08-29 09:00:40

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tbilisi, 29 August: The broadcasting schedule of the Georgian Imedi TV station will be changed on 1 September. In particular, the broadcasts of "Kronika" news programme will resume after many months of break, Manana Manjgaladze, head of the TV station's information service, told Interfax. "Kronika" stopped broadcasting after the events in November 2007 [opposition protest rallies]. The broadcasts resumed in December [2007], but...

2008-07-08 09:00:38

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 8 July [Presenter] Two opposition leaders have held an emergency briefing in support of the Public Broadcaster and [privately-owned] Kavkasia TV. [Labour Party member] Soso Shatberashvili said that the authorities are trying to exert influence on both television stations and are restricting freedom of speech. Shatberashvili urged the entire Georgian media to show solidarity. Eka Beselia [the general secretary of the For a United...

2008-06-26 03:02:23

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 26 June: Popular Georgian Mze TV will become an entertainment channel, MP and one of the founders of the channel, Davit Bezhuashvili, has told journalists. News bulletins that were broadcast every hour will not be carried on the channel from Thursday [26 June]. According to official information, the [channel's] "Mzera" news service has been closed. Bezhuashvili noted that the station's founders had long wished to...

2005-11-23 09:27:39

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia marks the second anniversary of its "Rose Revolution" on Wednesday but analysts say it still faces huge challenges to transform itself from dysfunctional ex-Soviet state to prosperous democracy. President Mikhail Saakashvili, who led the popular protests against a rigged election that forced Eduard Shevardnadze from office in November 2003, has gone some way to fulfil promises to bring in sometimes painful reforms and lure foreign...

2005-07-21 06:13:53

TBILISI (Reuters) - A man arrested in Georgia has said he threw a grenade during a speech by visiting President Bush in May in the former Soviet republic, a deputy health minister said on Thursday. U.S. officials said at the time the grenade only failed to explode because of a malfunction and landed within 30 meters (100 feet) of Bush as he spoke to tens of thousands of people in Tbilisi's Freedom Square. Deputy health minister Irakly Giorgobiani said: "Doctors, who talked to (him)...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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