Burjanadze: they want to dip Georgia in virtuality
Nino Burjanadze, the leader of Democratic Movement-United Georgia pro- opposition party, criticized the bill On Free Media, proposed by the Speaker David Bakradze.
The bill was proposed for consideration past week. In accordance with this bill mass media must publish the lists of their founders. "Society must have maximum of information who owners of the media are, what groups are behind them, what interests they serve and how they are financed," he underlined.
The new bill will concern all the categories of mass media, acting in Georgia, including legal persons registered offshore.
In her turn, Nino Burjanadze stated the policy of most Georgian mass media is aimed at giving population the least possible of objective information "to let people live in virtual world, created by Mikheil Saakashvili". "David Bakradze speaks abut democracy in regard to independency of media, but society knows very well that in fact media are controlled from the side of authorities," Burjanadze said - Novosti-Gruzia.
Georgi Targamadze, the leader of Christian-Democratic Movement, claimed the aforesaid initiative is closely connected with the most recent rating of RSF.
"Unfortunately, our government always reacts on such ratings and doesn't pay attention to the objective criticism inside the country," the opposition leader highlighted.