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IAGJ Calls to International Organisations for Urgent Interference in Local Media Crisis

Independent Association of Georgian Journalists, member of IFJ, calls all international organisations for urgent actions regarding the crisis in Georgian media caused by unexpected order issued by Tbilisi City Court, which replaced current management of main oppositional TV - Rustavi 2, with persons loyal to current government. 

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Georgian TV Channel Rustavi 2 Faces Crippling Court Measures in Civil Case

On 5 August 2015, the Tbilisi City Court issued an order freezing the assets of the country’s largest private media outlet, the television channel Rustavi 2, as an interim measure pending a verdict. The court order concerns a civil lawsuit lodged by Kibar Khalvashi, a local businessman, to recover shares he claims he was forced to give up in 2006.