Georgia’s National Communications Commission (GNCC) has ordered broadcasters to stop airing three attack ads aimed at presidential candidate Salome Zurabishvili. The commission told broadcasters the adds, one of which calls Zurabishvili a traitor, violate Georgian legislation. [Read more…]
The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has announced plans to move a large number of their staff to zero-hour contracts. As employees protested the decision, local rights groups have called for parliament to step in. [Read more…]
The heads of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) and state telecommunications regulator and head of PR for Georgian Dream have been accused of conspiring to select a member of GPB’s board of trustees. The three were photographed in a bar by a member of the opposition European Georgia, who claims to have overheard the discussion. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Parliament has overruled President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s veto of a package of controversial amendments to Georgia’s Law on Broadcasting. Parliament voted on 21 February to adopt the original draft 83 votes to 13.
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has vetoed a controversial bill which would have allowed more advertising to be aired on the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). Parliament can now choose consider comments from the president, or to overrule the veto.
General Director of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Vasil Maghlaperidze has said the broadcaster is ‘thankful for the gift’ from the son of former Georgian Prime Minister billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. [Read more…]
The son of former Georgian prime minister billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, has said he will gift equipment for a TV studio to the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). [Read more…]
The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is to rent equipment for a TV studio from a company owned by the son of former prime minister, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.