Irakli Chikovani accused of conflict of interest

The revolving doors of Georgia’s politics and business

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

Kakhi Kaladze (pictured) was involved in at least three companies in the energy sector before he became energy minister, according to TI’s report. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Business and politics are tightly connected in Georgia, according to a new report by Transparency International. The organization claims that some wealthy businessmen have been elected to the Georgian parliament and some members of the executive […]

Media commission’s head has been abroad for three months

By | March 2nd, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A new report found violations in the activities of the National Communications Commission. It says that commission head Irakli Chikovani, who has been abroad for the last 3 months, has a conflict of interest. Georgian Young Lawyer’s […]

Media watchdog chairman accused of conflict of interest

By | October 19th, 2011|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The chair of Georgia's media regulatory commission keeps back from interfering when TV stations break the advertising rules. His inaction as a watchdog leader is to his own personal benefit. The chair, Irakli Chikovani, has a 35% share in Magi Style Media Ltd, which sells TV airtime to advertisers. Therefore, the chairman's private [...]