Opposition-leaning Tabula TV temporarily suspends broadcasting

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – In an official statement released on Monday on its website, Tabula named ‘change the format of its broadcasting, as part of larger structural changes to our operating procedures’ as a ground for suspension. […]

The story of Azerbaijani journalist fleeing her country

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , |

Investigative journalist Gulnur Kazimova from Azerbaijan Facebook) By Delilah Damanova TBILISI, DFWatch–Last week European House hosted another meeting of the Thinking Citizen Center, an alternative education initiative for Georgia’s ethnic Azerbaijanis. The Center’s vision is the intellectual and cultural transformation of ethnic […]

Georgia tops media freedom list in Eastern Partnership

By | October 9th, 2013|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia tops a new survey of media freedom among those eastern European countries that are not members of EU but associated through the Eastern Partnership. The report is called Media Freedom Index in Eastern Partners Countries and was presented in Moldova […]

Saakashvili to fund free media

By | December 18th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has decided to finance media and non-government organizations and issued a special decree December 17, 2012. A program to contribute to the civil sector and development of free media will […]

TI report: Media in Georgia will remain polarized

By | October 18th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Transparency International Georgia (TIG) predicts that the television environment will stay polarized. Less than two weeks have passed since the election, and the political changes have already started to have an effect on the television environment. […]

Fired for expressing their opinion

By | October 23rd, 2011|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - In 2011, several journalists have lost their job for simply expressing their opinion on the internet. The ability to freely acquire and distribute information should be recognized as a basic human right. That was the message from media commentators from the three south Caucasus countries who had gathered in Tbilisi this weekend to [...]