About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:52 - 22 Feb.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Imedi TV Resumes Broadcasts
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Dec.'07 / 21:30

Imedi TV resumed broadcasts on Wednesday evening, December 12, thirty four days after the television station was shut down in a police raid and twenty four days ahead of early presidential polls.

“Imedi is back,” Giorgi Targamadze, an anchor and head of Imedi TV political programs said. “Unwelcome guests have left the studio and Imedi journalists are back… We hope to be the last journalists to be forced out of their studio at gun point.” Targamadze was on air on November 7 when police broke in and pulled the plug.

Imedi’s first hour back on air was devoted to recounting the November 7 events when riot police broke up demonstrations and raided the Imedi studios.

The station claimed that about 30 Imedi journalists and cameramen were injured during the November 7 events. Amiran Murvanidze, a veteran cameraman, said that riot police, when breaking up the demonstration, “were especially aggressive towards Imedi TV crews.”

The narrative of the November 7 events also included footage of senior ruling party lawmakers slamming Imedi journalists for “inciting panic.”

There was also a separate report on the damage inflicted on the studios by the police. The program did not, however, put a figure on what the financial implications were. “It is still too early to estimate an exact or even approximate sum,” it said.

A promo advertising the daily late-night political talk show On the Air was also shown. The promo introduced Magda Anikashvili, a former Imedi newscaster, as the host of the talk show, replacing Inga Grigolia and Eka Khoperia, who quit the station following its closure.

Latest News
22 Feb.'17 16:52
Georgia to Re-elect ECHR Nominees
CoE Parliamentary Assembly committee rejected the three Georgia-nominated candidates on January 24.
22 Feb.'17 15:36
Georgian Diplomats Comment Lavrov’s Munich Statements
Sergei Lavrov mentioned Georgia as one of the routes that terrorists ‘try to actively use.’
22 Feb.'17 11:46
Georgia at UN Security Council Open Debate
The Open Debate on ‘Conflicts in Europe,’ was convened by the Ukrainian Presidency.
21 Feb.'17 17:16
Enguri HPP Shut Temporarily
The Enguri hydropower plant will be shut for approximately 14 days, according to the statement.
21 Feb.'17 15:43
Patriarch Returns amid Questions on Alleged Murder Plot
Illia II returned to Georgia on February 20, week after the arrest of Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze.
21 Feb.'17 13:31
Education Minister Appointed as Deputy PM
Aleksandre Jejeleva will be the third deputy prime minister in Giorgi Kvirikashvili’s cabinet.
21 Feb.'17 11:33
Tbilisi Does not Recognize Nagorno-Karabakh Referendum
Nagorno-Karabakh held a referendum on February 20 to adopt the region’s new constitution.
20 Feb.'17 17:09
Free Democrats Party Elects New Leaders
Free Democrats garnered 4.63 percent of nationwide votes in the last parliamentary elections.
20 Feb.'17 14:58
Citizens Rally in Support of Rustavi 2
Rustavi 2, Tbilisi-based television channel, is locked in an ongoing ownership dispute.
20 Feb.'17 11:21
Georgian PM Meets World’s Leaders in Munich
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the Munich Security Conference on February 17-19.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
55