Maestro TV staff reject new owner and start new channel

By | February 6th, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: |

Staff are not letting the new Maestro director and owner into the TV building. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian TV company Maestro has been taken over by two brothers, one a rock singer and the other a former presidential candidate, but staff won’t let them into the building. Maestro’s majority owner is now Giorgi Gachechiladze, a rock singer […]

Many journalists leave Georgian TV channel, claim interference

By | December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Media|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Many employees left their jobs at a Georgian TV station on Monday, as a protest against what they say is interference with the independence of their news reporting. Nino Zhizhilashvili was fired from her position as head of Maestro’s news […]

Maestro journalists defend TV station’s integrity

By | July 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Journalists with Maestro demonstrated in front of the old parliament building in Tbilisi Friday. Their demand was that authorities return satellite receivers seized from the TV company a few days ago, so journalists be let to continue their […]

Government-critical TV stations join together

By | July 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Two government-critical TV stations in Georgia are to start broadcasting from the same studios. The two are Channel 9, run by associates of Bidzina Ivanishvili, front man of the opposition Georgian Dream coalition, and Maestro TV, a small, […]