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Channel 9 buys stake in local TV

By | May 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The recently founded Channel 9 TV, which is affiliated with Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream party, has bought a ten percent share in a popular regional television station, TV Trialeti, for one million dollars. Channel 9 Director Kakha Bekauri […]

Media regulatory body denies harassment

By | April 12th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The media regulatory body in Georgia Thursday said a cable station was trying to politicize the situation in order to divert attention from its own violations. The body has fined Trialeti TV 5 000 lari (about USD 3 000) for broadcasting on a […]

Media alliance in Georgia protests against harassment

By | April 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A group in Georgia asks the media regulatory body to stop putting pressure on independent media outlets in the country. The alliance behind the appeal is called Solidarity for Freedom of Media and was formed in early February in the wake of the takeover of […]