No Free Media in Georgia
The Freedom House published an index of mass media freedom for 2010 in all countries of the world, - informs the Caucasus Echo.
According to the Freedom House, Georgia has 55 scores. Moldavia and some African countries have the same results.
The report runs the situation of the Georgian journalists somewhat improved during the last year. Dangers for their life and work reduced.
The following successes of the Georgian journalism were specified: the start of the Second public channel broadcasting which widely represents the opposition parties and their events.
In 2010 parliamentary discussions concerning the financial transparency of mass media started. This year a law was adopted according to which information on the owners and the financial activity of all television companies will be available to the public.
"Last year there really were some improvements, for example, the "Maestro" television company obtained a permit for satellite broadcasting. After that a draft law on the transparency of mass media and their owners was worked out. Compared with 2008 or 2009, of course, last year the situation became better", - Ucha Nanuashvily, Leader of the Center for Human Rights, comments upon the rating.