Georgian demonstration in Kyiv to support Rustavi 2 channel
14:06, 14 August 2015

Georgian demonstration in Kyiv to support Rustavi 2 channel

People stand against freezing Rustavi 2 TV assets

14:06, 14 August 2015

 Demonstration in front of Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv gathered more than 20 representatives of Georgian diaspora. The people demanded to stop attack against Georgia’s largest TV Company and the country’s leading media organization Rustavi 2.

They signed a petition on restoration of justice and stop of the attack. The supporters of Rustavi 2 emphasize on political meddling of the issue, accusing the entire government. Freezing the channel’s assets should be an financial or ownership dispute between private entities; still it has political origins.

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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said that excessive court measures against the Georgian television channel Rustavi 2 based on an ownership dispute may pose a threat to free media and media pluralism.Rustavi 2 was called to be an opposition tribune, and its story 2 is compared to the case of Imedi TV back in 2007, which played a considerable part in Georgia being refused MAP at the Bucharest Summit and the former ruling party paid a high price in the end.

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