MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

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Access to Public Information by the Media: Legislation v. Reality

It was revealed during the course of the project that there are practical-normative problems of a systemic nature in terms of obtaining information on issues of interest to the media.

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IDFI Held the Concluding Event of the Project and the Presentation of the Report "Media Access to Public Information: Legislation v. Reality"

On November 4, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held the concluding event of the project and the report "Media Access to Public Information: Legislation v. Reality" presentation, as well as a discussion on practical problems of access to public information.

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All Constitutional Prerequisites for Pardoning Nika Gvaramia are Present

Tbilisi City Court sentenced Nika Gvaramia to imprisonment on May 16, 2022. On November 2, 2022, the Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld the decision regarding Nika Gvaramia’s imprisonment.

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IDFI Responds to the Fact that Telara Gelantia was not Admitted to the Government's Session for the Second Time

On 26th of September, 2022, Telara Gelantia was not allowed to attend Government’s session once again, although, according to the journalist, on 12th of September she received a verbal promise from the Government’s representative that they would ensure her admission to the next session.

 

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With the legal Support of IDFI, Telara Gelantia applied to the Public Defender in order to establish the act of discrimination

IDFI provides legal assistance to “Business Media Georgia” (BMG) journalist, Telara Gelantia in the case of establishing possible discriminatory act of the Government of Georgia against her.

 

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Problems of judicial control over access to public information

Access to public information is one of the main mechanisms to conduct public control over state government in a legal and democratic state and to improve open and effective governance.

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We call on the government to take concrete steps in order to gain candidate status gain EU Candidate Status

The Media Advocacy Coalition responds to the adoption of a joint resolution on June 9, 2022, initiated by five political groups in the European Parliament (Verts / ALE, S&D, ECR, PPE, Renew Europe) on violations of media freedoms and the safety of journalists in Georgia.

 

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CSO METER - A Compass to Conducive Environment and CSO Empowerment

The complex social-economic developments, political tensions, and the Covid-19 pandemic have all significantly affected the civil society organisation (CSO)
environment in Georgia. 

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Free Legal Aid for Media and Journalists

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) initiates a project in order to improve accessibility of public information within the framework of which offers full legal assistance to journalists and other media representatives regarding freedom of information.

 

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Overview of the World Press Freedom Index

International organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) annually publishes Global Press Freedom index results and rankings for 180 countries in the world. Results and estimations for 2022 became available to the public today. 

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