Georgian Public Broadcaster

Georgian Public Broadcaster fires TV host without explanation

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: , |

Eka Mishveladze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A TV host on the Georgian Public Broadcaster says she was fired without explanation and plans to sue her employer. Eka Mishveladze, one of the hosts on Channel 1, says her open-ended contract was terminated with no explanation and she […]

Conservatives rally at GPB after gay rights debate

By | May 20th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of conservatives demonstrated outside the Georgian Public Broadcaster on Monday, demanding that the TV program Red Zone is closed down, after it dedicated its Saturday show to homophobia. May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, […]

Court ruling supports former GPB board members

By | April 11th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Georgian Public Broadcaster. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Constitutional Court has decided that the Public Broadcaster cannot fire members of its board before the end of their term. Meanwhile, parliament has still not selected new board members, a process which has been dragged out over […]

Live interviews of 27 candidates for Public Broadcaster board

By | April 1st, 2014|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , |

Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The 27 candidates for the Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will be interviewed live on GPB’s Channel 2 Wednesday and Thursday. After going through a round of interviews, a shortlist of 15 candidates will be sent to parliament, […]

Parliament again fails to fill Public Broadcaster board

By | January 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Georgian Public Broadcaster is still without a functioning supervisory board. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Parliament in Georgia has again failed to approve new board members for the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). Groups claim this shows there is a lack of will to free the broadcaster from political influence. January 23, parliament approved only one […]

Two talk show hosts dismissed from the Public Broadcaster

By | September 19th, 2013|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , |

Eka Kvesitadze and Davit Paichadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Public Broadcaster has dismissed Channel 1 talk show hosts Eka Kvesitadze and Davit Paichadze. The two journalists claimed at a press conference on Wednesday that their dismissal, which they learned about the day before, was politically […]

Saakashvili again exercises his veto powers

By | June 26th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has vetoed the amendment of three more laws in a package passed by parliament. This time it was about the law on broadcasting, the election code and the law about the public defender. The president’s spokesperson […]

Public broadcaster chairman dismissed

By | March 5th, 2013|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

Georgian Public Broadcaster board meeting. (Channel 1.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The supervisory board of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has dismissed the company’s chairman because he fired the news chief, allegedly for political reasons. After the change of government in Georgia, TV channels have gone through a period of […]

Georgian Public Broadcaster gets new director

By | December 27th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The supervisory board of Georgia’s Public Broadcaster Wednesday elected a new director as replacement for Giorgi Chanturia, who unexpectedly resigned almost two weeks ago. The board chose Giorgi Baratashvili, who has a background from different […]

Georgian Public Broadcaster director leaves

By | December 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — General Director of Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB) Gia Chanturia has resigned. He handed in his resignation letter to the GPB’s supervisory board, which approved it today at a special session. Late Thursday night, there were unconfirmed […]

Unscheduled audit of Georgia’s public broadcaster

By | November 19th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s Revenue Service November 6 started an unscheduled audit of the financial activity of the Public Broadcaster. Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri November 7 stated that Georgia’s Public Broadcaster has about USD 2.2 million in debt to the […]

Calls to remove chair of public broadcaster

By | October 27th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The audit agency in Georgia wants the chair of the Public Broadcaster to be changed, while groups demand reforms in GPB to return it to people and free broadcaster from government control. Online newspaper conducted a […]

Public broadcaster’s board warns against bias

By | September 24th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Public Council of Georgia’s Public Broadcaster demands from GPB to cover news about prisoner abuse properly, otherwise they will leave their posts. Members of the council expressed concern for what has been exposed about torture of prisoners […]

Ivanishvili attacks Georgia’s state TV for spreading lies

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili has gone on the barricades against the Public Broadcaster, saying that it should change their editorial policy. “Lies won’t have such a way out anymore as it has today. They won’t be able to sell […]