Ivanishvili: Public Broadcaster of Georgia does not keep word
Today, press service of Georgian billionaire and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili circulated the message, which contains accusations against Georgian Public Broadcasting (Public TV). As reported by "Georgia-News", this charges are related to conditions of live TV press conference of the businessman.
According to the press service, the first Ivanishvili's press conference is scheduled for November 1. The corresponding agreement was reached with management of the Public Broadcaster.
According to Press Secretary of Ivanishvili Irakli Tripolsky, there were also received assurances of the management of TV, that Public Broadcaster will circulate this statement in connection with a press conference of the businessman, as well as announcement of the live broadcasting.
However, according to Tripolsky, the Public Broadcaster breached the terms of contract and has not yet made a formal statement on the agreement. "We hope that the Public Broadcaster keeps its word and issues a statement announcing the agreement the press conference", said the press secretariat of Ivanishvili.
In turn, according to Chief Information Officer of Public Broadcasting Khatuna Berdzenishvili, all agreements on broadcasting Ivanishvili's press conference on the air remain in force.
"We have announced press conference in all media. If they mean a television advertisement, then there is no such practice. I guess you can not find any Georgian media which doesn't know, the date of Ivanishvili's press conference", Berdzenishvili told reporters.
October 20, Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) has released a statement saying that TV channel is ready to provide live press conference with Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.
"The Public Broadcasting is ready to provide live broadcast of a press conference with Ivanishvili if it will take place and representatives of all media will be able to ask questions during the press conference and this time he (Ivanishvili) will not act on the principle of selection", "Georgia-News" quoted the GPB's statement.