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Georgian Public defender slams ‘mistreatment’ of Adjara TV journalists 

Violation of labour rights ‘further strengthened the suspicions’ over an attempt to influence the channel’s editorial policy.

Georgian Public defender slams ‘mistreatment’ of Adjara TV journalists 

Violation of labour rights ‘further strengthened the suspicions’ over an attempt to influence the channel’s editorial policy.

No investigation over Ramzan Kadyrov’s ‘death threats’ against journalist

The Chechnya head’s ire was raised by an article criticizing his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No investigation over Ramzan Kadyrov’s ‘death threats’ against journalist

The Chechnya head’s ire was raised by an article criticizing his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia declares state of emergency

The measure grants the president the right to suspend civil liberties and enact laws by decree.

Georgia declares state of emergency

The measure grants the president the right to suspend civil liberties and enact laws by decree.

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli freed from prison

Mukhtarli was serving a 6-year sentence on charges widely condemned by rights groups as being trumped up.

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli freed from prison

Mukhtarli was serving a 6-year sentence on charges widely condemned by rights groups as being trumped up.

Editorial | The Georgian government’s year-long venture to tame Adjara TV is about to succeed

After a barrage of criticism from the government and a series of firings and ‘reorganisations’ — the broadcaster’s neutrality is under serious threat.

Editorial | The Georgian government’s year-long venture to tame Adjara TV is about to succeed

By OC Media

After a barrage of criticism from the government and a series of firings and ‘reorganisations’ — the broadcaster’s neutrality is under serious threat.

Preliminary results show almost no change in Azerbaijan parliament

Journalists and local observers published footage of dozens of violations during the poll and many reported being attacked.

Preliminary results show almost no change in Azerbaijan parliament

Journalists and local observers published footage of dozens of violations during the poll and many reported being attacked.

Journalists and observers ‘attacked’ in Azerbaijani parliament elections

There have been widespread reports of other serious violations including ballot-box stuffing and carousel voting.

Journalists and observers ‘attacked’ in Azerbaijani parliament elections

There have been widespread reports of other serious violations including ballot-box stuffing and carousel voting.

Russian journalists demand release of Daghestani colleague Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev

Over a dozen prominent Russian journalists appealed for the release of the Chernovik journalist prompting single-person pickets in Moscow.

Russian journalists demand release of Daghestani colleague Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev

Over a dozen prominent Russian journalists appealed for the release of the Chernovik journalist prompting single-person pickets in Moscow.

Journalists from Adjara’s public broadcaster protest ‘interference’ from new director

Journalists claimed their editorial independence is under threat.

Journalists from Adjara’s public broadcaster protest ‘interference’ from new director

Journalists claimed their editorial independence is under threat.

Georgia’s Rustavi 2 TV shares partially frozen after founders file lawsuit

Tbilisi City Court froze 60% of the disputed channel’s shares after two of the founders demanded they be given back ownership.

Georgia’s Rustavi 2 TV shares partially frozen after founders file lawsuit

Tbilisi City Court froze 60% of the disputed channel’s shares after two of the founders demanded they be given back ownership.

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