News

17
May2022

Statement of Non-Governmental Organizations Regarding the Arrest of Nika Gvaramia

Non-governmental organizations express solidarity with Nika Gvaramia and Mtavari Arkhi team.

29
April2022

Authorities Fight Critical Media in Courts

On April 29, 2022, Nana Shamatava, Tbilisi City Court Civil Cases Collegiate Judge, announced the decision in the case of Grigol Liluashvili v. Formula Ltd., Mtavari Arkhi Ltd. and Levan Khabeishvili. The court satisfied Grigol Liluashvili's lawsuit and accordingly established the fact of defamation against him.

29
April2022

Activists Punished by Government for Voicing Critical Opinions

On April 29, 2022, Zaal Maruashvili, Tbilisi City Court Civil Cases Collegiate Judge, announced the decision on the case of Nino Tsilosani v. Shota Dighmelashvili. The court satisfied Tsilosani's claim and found that defamation had occurred against her.  

15
April2022

The Coalition Comments on a Working Group Set Up to Evaluate Judicial Reform

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary comments on the working group set up in the Parliament of Georgia on judicial reform. It is unfortunate that information about the working group format is closed to the public. Local NGOs working on justice issues, international missions and other stakeholders are not invited to participate in the group, therefore, the process is non-inclusive.

19
March2022

The Next 10 Steps on the Road to EU Membership

Georgia’s unwavering will to join the European Union is evidenced by an overwhelming level of support from the Georgian population and enshrined in the Constitution of Georgia. In view of this, on March 3, 2022, the Georgian government submitted its application for membership in the European Union. 

17
March2022

The Media Advocacy calls on the Ministry of Internal Affairs to annul the decision of David Frenkel’s denial to enter Georgia

On March 6, 2022, David Frenkel, a journalist of one of the independent Russian media outlets “Mediazone” was not allowed to enter Georgia. The decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia states that the journalist "does not meet other requirements defined by the legislation of Georgia."

09
March2022

Statement Regarding the Criminal Case of Nika Gvaramia

On March 9, 2022 one of the last court hearings against Nika Gvaramia is scheduled in the Tbilisi City Court. The court might pass a verdict at the same hearing.

04
March2022

Alt-Info TV Justifies Crimes Committed Against Humanity by Putin in Ukraine

The GDI Chairperson Eduard Marikashvili has submitted an appeal to the Georgian National Communications Commission regarding Alt-Info TV, and asked it to impose administrative fines against them for administrative offences.