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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...

2008-10-09 06:00:30

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 9 October Mine-clearing works began today in villages where the [Russian] occupiers had been stationed until yesterday. Displaced local residents are advised to refrain from returning home until the entire territory of Gori and Kareli [districts, around South Ossetia] is checked. The mine-clearing works are expected to take three days. Persons displaced by Russia's aggression will be able to leave temporary housing shelters and return to their...

2008-10-08 12:00:11

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 8 October [Presenter] The EU monitors have officially confirmed that Russian military forces are withdrawing [from areas adjacent to Abkhazia and South Ossetia]. The monitoring mission will now launch talks with the separatists on allowing the monitors into Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. The mission has already sent information on the Russian occupation forces' withdrawal to Brussels, where a special report is being prepared. [Hansjorg Haber, head...

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...

2008-07-18 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...

2008-07-08 21:00:28

TBILISI. July 8 (Interfax) - Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has instructed his Interior Ministry to take measures to release the four Georgian servicemen captured by South Ossetia. "This is not 2004, and we won't allow anyone to insult and humiliate our servicemen. Police must take all possible measures and start preparing the release of our servicemen within the framework of all existing laws," he said. The Georgian radio Imedi reported earlier that the four servicemen, who had...

2008-07-08 15:00:29

Georgia's Kavkasia TV, a small independent TV station which broadcasts only to the capital, Tbilisi, and is frequently critical of the government, has complained that the authorities are "intimidating and exerting pressure" on businesses which advertise on its airwaves. The station warns that the authorities "will stop at nothing" to gain complete control over the Georgian broadcast media and calls on viewers to express their support. It also vows to continue developing and says that if...


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