Georgian journalists facing physical threats

The Georgian Charter of Journalism Ethics called on the government to investigate physical attacks on journalists by government employees.

But it didn’t help.

Right after the call was made to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, another attack occurred.

Cameramen Otar Dalakishvili and Tamar Zartania had their video cameras seized at the prosecutor’s office when they went in to report a bomb threat against them. Only after the footage of them entering the office was deleted were the journalists allowed to have their cameras back.

Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics Responds to Restriction of Journalists’ Professional Activities

BTW, Georgia was listed as PARTLY FREE in the latest Freedom House Press Freedom report. It is tied with Bangladesh and Kenya.

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