ownership of national TV

New book details ownership in Misha’s Georgia

By | February 24th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , |

Freelance journalist Paul Rimple’s book started with a trip to the corner shop to buy chocolate. (Photo: Londa Beria.) TBILISI, DFWatch–After the election for parliament last year, the process of changing and reallocation ownership has begun, says journalist Paul Rimple, who has published a new book called Who Owned Georgia. In it, he vividly depicts the very sophisticated quasi-legal […]

Tax amnesty to benefit pro-government TV

By | October 16th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The government is offering TV stations exemption from paying outstanding tax debts. This will mostly benefit two pro-government TV stations. Acting Finance Minister Alexandre Khetaguri said Monday that broadcasters will be allowed to pay reduced fees […]

Government’s hold over TV is crumbling

By | October 7th, 2012|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — There is a crisis in pro-government TV in Georgia, after an opposition coalition won the parliamentary election. October 5, several well-known anchors and journalists at Imedi TV, which is controlled by Saakashvili’s government, each wrote on their […]

New details about who owns Georgian TV stations

By | December 29th, 2011|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Georgian TV stations have released information about who owns them. It has long been a general impression, but hard to prove, that Georgian TV stations are controlled by the government. The information substantiates these suspicions and shows to what extent persons around the country’s president have a stake in the broadcasting media. This [...]