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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.

Rustavi 2 fires head of news and says more journalists to be let go

Nodar Meladze, and four prominent journalists at the channel will be dismissed.

Rustavi 2 fires head of news and says more journalists to be let go

Nodar Meladze, and four prominent journalists at the channel will be dismissed.

Journalist detained in Baku on National Press Day 

A gathering of around 10 journalists near the Press Council protesting the arrest of Azerbaijani journalists was forcibly dispersed by police. 

Journalist detained in Baku on National Press Day 

A gathering of around 10 journalists near the Press Council protesting the arrest of Azerbaijani journalists was forcibly dispersed by police. 

RFE/RL journalist denied entry to Georgia

Aslanbek Dadayev from RFE/RL’s Chechen-language service had worked on stories in Georgia about Pankisi and Malkhaz Machalikashvili.

RFE/RL journalist denied entry to Georgia

Aslanbek Dadayev from RFE/RL’s Chechen-language service had worked on stories in Georgia about Pankisi and Malkhaz Machalikashvili.

Georgian authorities ‘investigating’ media giant Palitra

The prosecutor’s office has demanded four years worth of records from Palitra Media, the owners of Palitra News, IneterPressNews, Kviris Palitra.

Georgian authorities ‘investigating’ media giant Palitra

The prosecutor’s office has demanded four years worth of records from Palitra Media, the owners of Palitra News, IneterPressNews, Kviris Palitra.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

By Philippe Dam

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

Analysis | Polarisation in Georgia’s media landscape

CRRC-Georgia examines the relationship between party affiliation and trust in different media outlets.

Analysis | Polarisation in Georgia’s media landscape

By David Sichinava

CRRC-Georgia examines the relationship between party affiliation and trust in different media outlets.

The struggle to tell the truth: big money and hostile courts in Azerbaijan’s media

Oligarchic control and a fear of the authorities mean many journalists resort to self-censorship.

The struggle to tell the truth: big money and hostile courts in Azerbaijan’s media

By Kamran Mahmudov

Oligarchic control and a fear of the authorities mean many journalists resort to self-censorship.

RFE/RL vice-president says partnership with Rustavi 2 ‘out of question’

Nenad Pejić flew to Georgia for a closed meeting with local NGOs, after concern over the firing of Radio Tavisupleba’s head.

RFE/RL vice-president says partnership with Rustavi 2 ‘out of question’

Nenad Pejić flew to Georgia for a closed meeting with local NGOs, after concern over the firing of Radio Tavisupleba’s head.

RFE/RL fires Georgian head for ‘refusing to work with Rustavi 2’

Reports say staff at the Georgian service have been united in support of their former head, with bureau chief Marina Vashakmadze resigning in protest.

RFE/RL fires Georgian head for ‘refusing to work with Rustavi 2’

Reports say staff at the Georgian service have been united in support of their former head, with bureau chief Marina Vashakmadze resigning in protest.

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