media monitoring of election campaigns

Georgian media is partial, report shows

By | November 24th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A new report shows that Georgian TV companies have problems with bringing balanced and objective information. Channel 9, which belongs to Prime Minister Bidizna Ivanishvili, is now positive to the new government, but before the election […]

Georgia’s ruling party concealing commercials as public ads

By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new report concludes that some of the public service ads in Georgia contain a political message. The report is based on observation of several TV stations and shows that public service ads don’t meets the standards and are in reality covert […]

Transparency International criticizes Georgian TV

By | August 11th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – According to a new survey, both the government and the opposition in Georgia are trying to control the media. The authors of the report, Transparency International Georgia’s (TI), think that the government and the opposition are trying to have an […]

Media diversity will be important in ’12 election

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Groups gathered Thursday to mark World Press Freedom Day with a day-long discussion about how well suited the media environment is to fulfill its public role ahead of the parliamentary election in October. The roundtable discussion was held at Courtyard […]

Georgian media to be scrutinized ahead of important election

By | April 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The European Union and United Nations Development Program is starting a new round of media monitoring in Georgia for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in 2012 and 2013. All kinds of media outlets will be monitored, including TV, radio, […]

Gov’t postpones media monitoring debate

By | December 28th, 2011|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The ruling party in Georgia has postponed until spring to decide how to monitor the media before next election in ten months time. If things stay the same, the national TV networks will have the same opportunities as last time. During the local elections in 2010, media monitoring was conducted with the support [...]

Access to media crucial in 2012 election

By | December 28th, 2011|Categories: Elections, Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - As a bundle of election related bills are up for final review in parliament, it became clear Tuesday that the ruling party is against a proposal prepared by media workers about how to conduct monitoring of media fairness during the election campaign. The proposal concerns changes to the Election Code and the law [...]

Media monitoring lacks opposition’s trust

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

TBILISI, DFWatch - Ten months before Georgia is to hold parliamentary elections, there is still distrust towards how the national TV networks will do their job. The government announced Thursday that it wants to change the way media monitoring is done. Chariman of parliament's legal affairs committee Pavle Kublashvili says there is a discussion to shift [...]