Georgia: With TV Station Takeover, Is Free Speech at Stake?

Rustavi2 staff members, supporters and prominent public figures, including Georgia’s first lady, Maka Chichua (left), gathered outside the studios of the television network on March 3. (Screenshot of Rustavi2 report)

Journalists at Georgia’s last major opposition broadcasting company are digging in and refusing to comply with a court order altering the outlet’s ownership structure. Doing so, they say, would sound the death knell for independent media in the country.
 

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist and a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Georgia: With TV Station Takeover, Is Free Speech at Stake?

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