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State of democracy and media freedom in Georgia discussed in Tbilisi2009-11-17 15:44
The state of democracy as well as freedom of speech in Georgia were discussed at the meeting in Radisson Hotel in Tbilisi attended by the US delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner and representatives of Georgian NGOs and media.gt-en-newsitem-inside
In follow-up to the meeting Georgy Chkheidze chairing the Association of Young Lawyers of Georgia said various questions were considered including judicial system issues. Special emphasis was put on the problem of media freedom.
He confirms having called the representatives of the US delegation to help provide objective investigation of human rights violations.
Resonansi newspaper editor-in-chief Lasha Tugushi reported the US delegation displayed genuine interest to what is going on in the Georgian media. He thinks the USA are perfectly informed on the situation in this sphere and on the problems of democracy in Georgia.