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2011-05-20 00:00:28

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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...

2008-10-06 12:00:23

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 6 October [Presenter] The first step towards a free media - this is the title of a joint appeal signed by non-parliamentary opposition groups. The opposition held a briefing outside the building of the Public Broadcaster today to read the appeal. Eka Soselia joins us live from outside the Public Broadcaster. Eka, what is the opposition demanding? [Correspondent] The non-parliamentary opposition's appeal consists of five points concerning the...

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...

2008-08-24 12:00:23

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 24 August: The broadcast of [a Russian-language pro- Georgian channel targeting viewers in the breakaway South Ossetia] Alania TV channel has temporarily stopped the relay in Shida Kartli Province due to acts of vandalism that Russian occupiers have committed against a television tower in Gori. The equipment, which provided transmission of the channel, has been destroyed fully. The installation of new equipment will take...

2008-08-24 09:00:16

Georgian officials have hailed the USA for dispatching humanitarian aid for Georgia, private TV channel Rustavi-2 of Georgia reported on 24 August. The TV showed Georgian Defence Minister Davit Kezerashvili who along with other Georgian officials personally welcomed the arrival of the US ship that brought first humanitarian aid in the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi. He described it as a signal for Russia showing that the entire world supports Georgia in the Russia- Georgia conflict....

2008-08-14 06:00:27

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 14 August [Presenter] The Interior Ministry has said that at the moment Russians are planting mines in Gori. Originally published by Rustavi-2 TV, Tbilisi, in Georgian 1000 14 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-08 18:00:18

Text of report by private Georgian TV channel Rustavi-2 on 08 Aug Along with military aggression, an attack is being carried out at Georgian Internet sites. In the virtual world initially the web- pages of state agencies were blocked. Later on, hackers broke into the Georgian Foreign Ministry's web-site. Russian Internet pirates posted the Georgian leader's photos on which President Saakashvili is likened to Hitler. The Foreign Ministry's web-site will resume functioning in the next few...

2008-07-18 12:00:48

Text of report by Georgian newspaper The Messenger website on 18 July; subheadings inserted editorially For four hours on the evening of July 15, the country's human rights ombudsman stood in parliament to read from last year's report on human rights in Georgia. About three hours into the presentation, a correspondent for Rustavi 2, Georgia's leading TV station, reported live from the legislature. She said MPs were "angered" by the ombudsman's mention of human rights violations dating to...


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