With the support of the National Endowment for Democracy, NED, the Media Development Foundation (MDF) publishes periodic reports on media freedom in Georgia.
Reports rest on the analysis of documents, official information requested from public entities and media reports.
This report consists of eight chapters covering the following topics: legislative environment; financial and business environment; media ownership issues; interference in editorial independence / programs taken off the air; legal practice regarding the cases of freedom of information and expression; media-related high-profile cases in 2015; monitoring of the implementation of Freedom of Expression Chapter of Action Plan of the Government of Georgia on the Protection of Human Rights; and Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster – a problem of appointment of candidates nominated by political oppositon.
Authors: MARIAM LORTKIPANIDZE, GVANTSA KHAVARTSKHELIA, GUELA BOCHIKASHVILI,
Editor: TAMAR KINTSURASHVILI
Peer review: NINO DANELIA
Media Fredom 2015, Report