Georgia: Will Regulators Turn Off Rustavi2?
Left in legal limbo, Georgia’s largest private national broadcaster, the pro-opposition Rustavi2, could be tiptoeing toward a "suspension” of its broadcasts, a statement from the country’s national communications commission hinted on November 9.
In the commission’s telling, the question mark over the identity of Rustavi2’s legally authorized managers “creates a real threat” for the " suspension of its broadcasting functions,” if no duly empowered representative exists to meet regulatory and contractual commitments. The statement makes no explicit mention of revoking Rustavi2’s license.
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