Georgia’s Interior Minister has suspended the head of the Border Police and chief of Counterintelligence, in its investigation into the abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi. [Read more…]
The media in Kabardino-Balkaria parrots an extremely rosy picture of the republic. However, journalists and activists almost all admit privately — that with an eye towards the Kremlin (and Kadyrov’s growing army next door in Chechnya) — freedom of speech has been utterly decimated, and controversial topics go completely unreported.
Tens of demonstrators gathered in front Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB) in Tbilisi to protests against their recent decision to cease broadcasting joint programmes with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Media watchdogs have condemned the move. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB) has announced that they will cease broadcasting joint programmes with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). In an interview local media outlet Netgazeti, the head of RFE/RL in Georgia Davit Kakabadze said that TV programmes Tsiteli Zona (Red Zone) and InterVIEW will no longer be aired on GPB. [Read more…]
Nika Gvaramia, General Director of the major opposition-leaning TV Channel Rustavi 2, resigned on 8 June. [Read more…]
The Baku Court of Appeals rejected an appeal from opposition politician Gozal Bayramli on 7 June, to be released from pretrial detention and be placed under house arrest. [Read more…]