October 2012 takeover of Imedi TV

Two TV hosts in Georgia accuse govt coalition of pressure

By | March 26th, 2015|Categories: Media|Tags: , , |

Inga Grigolia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two hosts on the TV channel Imedi accuse the government of trying to put pressure on them, while the company’s management distances themselves from the statements made by their own journalists. […]

Court strikes down libel sentence in ‘Imedi’ case

By | January 21st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

National Movement MP Giorgi Vashadze did not break the law when he called Joseph Kay a fraud, the court ruled, but the case continues. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court struck down a previous court ruling to fine Member of Parliament Giorgi Vashadze for libel against the businessman Joseph Kay. Kay is the investor who for a few months owned Imedi, a formerly government-critical TV station that played an […]

Georgian government publishes Imedi settlement agreement

By | January 17th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Georgian Minister of Justice, Thea Tsulukiani. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian government Friday published an agreement between the previous government and the family of deceased businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili about Imedi TV. The settlement agreement, which is published on the Ministry of Justice webpage, was […]

Saakashvili pressured TV investor: ‘You are a smart Jew’

By | February 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Chief Prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili says he may want to question Saakashvili about the takeover of Imedi TV. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili may be asked to give testimony as a witness in the case about the takeover of a TV station. The reason is that an investor who played a key role in bringing Imedi TV under his government’s control in 2008 said he was […]

Forbes editor takes over Georgian TV station

By | November 14th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A former editor of Forbes Georgia has been appointed as new director of Imedi TV, which used to be one of the government-controlled channels during the previous government. Shortly after the parliamentary election, the former owners of Imedi made […]

Another pro-Saakashvili channel sold: This time it’s Real

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

TBILISI, DFWatch — Another pro-government television station has been sold in the wake of the parliamentary election in Georgia: Real TV. Real TV, which was a competitor to Rustavi 2 and Imedi TV, and contained pro-government news, shortly after election […]

Confusion about what will happen to Imedi TV

By | October 17th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A government-controlled TV channel is in the process of be transferred back to the family of its old owner, the deceased businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili. The return of Imedi TV to its fonder’s family has become the hottest topic on social networks […]