blackmail of Batumelebi journalist

Saakashvili wants tougher privacy protection

By | January 18th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — President Mikheil Saakashvili proposes to make it a crime to publish material exposing someone’s private life. A few days ago, the Prosecutor’s Office released information about a former government official ordering Defense Ministry officials […]

Georgian military intelligence used sex to blackmail

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Prosecutor’s Office has published a video clip apparently showing that officials in the previous government ordered the secret filming of public persons while engaging in sexual acts, as a means to blackmail them. A statement issued by […]

Watchdog body pushes for progress in ‘Batumelebi case’

By | November 28th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Giorgi Tugushi, Georgia’s Public Defender, asks the chief prosecutor to study information provided by the newspaper Batumelebi. Batumelebi, which is published in the western city of Batumi, November 20 revealed the identity of a policeman who they say tried to blackmail one of their journalists in 2009. In huge letters proclaiming "Found!" the [...]

Newspaper exposes identity of policeman who blackmailed journalist

By | November 23rd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - A Georgian newspaper has gone public with the identity of a policeman who blackmailed one of its journalists two years ago. According to the newspaper Batumelebi, which is published in the western coast city Batumi, the person who blackmailed Tedo Jorvbenadze, the coordinator of the paper’s investigative team, on November 25, 2009, was a [...]