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Satellite dishes will not be distributed after all

By | September 19th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Negotiations a TV company and the government about installing satellite receivers have failed. The director of Maestro TV claims the government’s offer to negotiate about the distribution of the equipment was just a ruse, and that it never planned […]

Transparency International criticizes seizing of dishes

By | September 15th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – According to a new survey, the confiscation of a Georgian TV company’s property was illegal. Transparency International Georgia (TIG) is behind the new study, called Analysis of the ‘Pre-Election Process’. The report is based on a survey […]

Maestro gets back its satellite receivers

By | September 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The government in Georgia has agreed to distribute satellite dishes it confiscated from Maestro TV. The equipment will be distributed to the population by the Georgian Post. Maestro has not yet decided whether to accept the offer, but mediators […]

‘Protest of the dishes’ outside prosecutor’s office

By | August 3rd, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Representatives of Georgian media Friday demonstrated in front of the chief prosecutor’s office in Tbilisi against the seizure of satellite dishes belonging to Maestro TV. The event was called ‘Let’s Seize the Prosecutor’s Office’ […]

Media demonstrated outside Saakashvili’s palace

By | August 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A rally was held Wednesday outside President Mikheil Saakashvili’s residence in protest against the seizure of thousands of satellite dishes which prevents Georgians from seeing government-critical channels. The president’s residence […]

Young lawyers say Maestro TV has been unfairly treated

By | August 1st, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – In a new report, Georgian Young Lawyers Association’s (GYLA) concludes that the Georgian chief prosecutor’s arguments for sequestering the property of a small TV station are wrong and against the law. Tbilisi City Court sequestrated the TV company […]

Seizures without Prosecution

By | July 30th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

One of the blatant illegalities that the Georgian authorities have repeatedly committed in the last few months is that they seize one’s property without bringing charges against the owner of such property or any other person with whom the owner may somehow […]

Media send second appeal for Maestro’s satellite dishes

By | July 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Media workers in Georgia Thursday delivered another appeal to the Chief Prosecutor’s office, asking to revoke the seizure of satellite dishes belonging to Maestro TV. The campaign first appealed to the prosecutor on July 23. This time, […]

‘Dish protest’ in front of parliament

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Media workers and others demonstrated in front of the old parliament in Tbilisi Wednesday in support of Maestro TV. They demanded the immediate return of equipment seized from the company. The crowd held real and symbolic satellite […]

More equipment seized from Maestro TV

By | July 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – More of Maestro’s satellite equipment was seized yesterday by police on the Georgian border, the company’s director informs. Ilia Kikabidze, General Director of Maestro TV, today said at a press conference that three cars were seized yesterday, […]

Media campaign in support of Maestro TV

By | July 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Media in Georgia have launched a campaign in support of TV company Maestro, which had thousands of satellite dishes seized by authorities. Ilia Kikabidze, general director of Maestro TV, Lasha Tughushi, editor in chief of newspaper […]

Police in Georgia seize 8 000 satellite dishes

By | July 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another eight thousand satellite dishes belonging to Maestro TV has been seized by the police. The seizure comes in addition to an action by the prosecutor’s office on July 11, when tens of thousands of satellite dishes were seized from Maestro. […]