Ivanishvili promises freedom of speech on his TV company
The opposition billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has promised "full editorial independence" for the employees of his new TV company "Igrika", VZGLIAD reported.
According to the press service of the businessman, it will be reflected in the "financial contracts obligations and company's statutes". The Igrika intends to cooperate with international organizations and foundations.
"Their participation in the formation of a new television will strengthen the editorial standards adopted in a democratic society, it will be unprecedently important for the development of free Georgian media", said in a statement.
On the eve, the businessman's PR adviser Zurab Bigvava confirmed that Ivanishvili intends to create his own TV company, the Georgia News reported.
"Is it possible to imagine the campaign without a media support. I confirm that we're working in this direction, though I do not know the details. They will make an official statement for sure", Bigvava said.
Earlier, media reported that the CEO of the Maestro Bacho Kikabidze had transferred the LLC Accept, owned by Ivanishvili's wife Catherine Khvedelidze, the Igrika's license for broadcasting.
Note that Ivanishvili stated about intention to create TV company in the first days of his appearance at the political stage.