A number of Georgian newspapers were published without photos today
Today, several Georgian newspapers placed the black squares instead of photographs of local officials. As the "Georgia-News" reported, this is how the publications "Alia" and "Resonansi" supported the photographers who were arrested on charges of spying for Russia.
In particular, the newspaper "Resonansi" closed the face Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili by the black square on the front page, and the newspaper "Alia" - images of all officials in general. The text under the black squares states that "there must be a photo, but the photographers were arrested". In addition, "Alia" placed a symbolic representation of the camera, crossed by a red stripe, in its name on the front page.
The pages of "Alia" also contain a call upon all residents to participate in actions to support the reporters more actively, and to come at actions in a special white jerseys with a similar image - camera crossed by the red line.
"Together, always and everywhere - we will fix our support for the detained journalists! We will be wearing T-shirts symbolizing solidarity with the detained journalists during all events, press conferences and official meetings, during performance of our duties. Even when the action in support of the detained photographers is not being carried out, we express our solidarity with them at meetings with government officials, opposition, public and foreign visitors. Let's show our unity as never before" - declared "Alia Holding".
Recall, the other day the Georgian Interior Ministry arrested four photojournalists, including a personal photographer of President Saakashvili for allegedly spying. The fifth detainee - photographer of "Associated Press", was later released.