12-11-2012, 14:38  / Views: 1427

Media Law Institute 

12 November, 2012 

 

By Mamuka Andguladze 

 

The Georgian Public Broadcaster is once again in the spotlight of the public interest which is again not related with the media activity of the broadcaster. The latest developments referring to the GPB when the new ministry of finance ordered to check the finances of the entity, the government’s decision to reduce the funding and firing critical journalists shows the that the broadcaster remains in a very critical conditions and the GPB may become another “battle field” between two rival political groups

6-11-2012, 10:46  / Views: 1218

Media Law Institute 

06 November, 2012 

 

By Mamuka Andguladze 

 

The latest developments on the Georgian media market when both the old and new owners of the media outlets unhindered firing journalists highlight once again the problems that the labor rights of the journalists in Georgia are not sufficiently protected and the media is seen as a political tool and the outlets are not managed like business companies.  

22-10-2012, 11:29  / Views: 1216

Media Law Institute 

22 October, 2012 

 

By Mamuka Andguladze 

 

For many years the media experts and other representatives of the civil society were repeatedly underlying that the Georgian media landscape was very polarized. The media and especially the television sector were seen as an effective tool for the ruling party for their political purposes. As a result of the latest parliamentary elections, the media “empire” tied to the outgoing government started rapid demolishing. 

15-10-2012, 11:40  / Views: 1463

Media Law Institute 

15 October, 2012 

 

By Mamuka Andguladze 

 

The Georgian media sector especially the television one faces two major problems after the parliamentary elections and the first peaceful transfer of the powers in the history. Firstly, the owners and responsible persons of the stations should take active steps in order to ensure the depolarization of the media outlets and create a healthy working environment for their staff. Furhtermore, the media ownership status became once again in the spotlight of the news when several outlets mainly associated with the outgoing government changed their owners without any public comments which raises concern over the reasons of those suspicious alternators. There is a fear that the media outlets would be again used as a propaganda machine to marginalize the political opponents.