With the support of the National Endowment for Democracy, NED, the Media Development Foundation (MDF) publishes periodic reports on media freedom in Georgia. This report overviews pre-election media environment for the period of 2016.
Reports rest on the analysis of documents, official information requested from public entities and media reports.
This report consists of six chapters covering the following topics: the first chapter overviews legislative amendments proposed in 2016; the second is dedicated to the financial and business environment; followed by media ownership cases; fourth chapter concerns staff changes and closure of the TV programs in 2016; fact of violations of journalists rights are reviewed in the fifth charter, while final part of the report is dedicated to the election related issues.
Authors: Gela Bochikashvili, Mariam Pataridze
Researcher: Erekle Maisuradze
Editor: Tamar Kintsurashvili
Peer review by Nino DaneliaLink: Pre-election Media Environment, Report 2016