About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:05 - 24 Oct.'16
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
24 Oct.'16 17:05
New Secretary of NSC Appointed
Davit Rakviashvili, former deputy state minister for reintegration, was appointed to this position.
24 Oct.'16 16:37
CEC Summarizes Proportional, Majoritarian MP Election Results
77 seats in the new Parliament will be allocated to three parties under the proportional representation.
24 Oct.'16 14:05
Some UNM Leaders Slam Roelofs’ Decision to Withdraw from MP Runoff
Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili denied any involvement in the decision of his wife. 
23 Oct.'16 14:34
Repeat Elections in Four Precincts Go to Runoffs
UNM and GD candidates will compete in the second rounds in Marneuli and Zugdidi.
22 Oct.'16 20:39
Polls Closed, Vote Count Underway
Outcome of repeat elections will decide whether runoffs will be required in Marneuli and Zugdidi.
22 Oct.'16 14:11
CEC: Voter Turnout in Four Precincts by Noon
The highest voter turnout was recorded in precinct No.108 in the village of Jikhashkari by noon.
22 Oct.'16 11:00
Polls Open for Repeat Elections in Four Precincts
Repeat vote should decide whether races for Zugdidi and Marneuli majoritarian MP seats go into runoff.
21 Oct.'16 19:24
One Soldier Dead After Army Truck Overturns in Eastern Georgia
Accident occurred near the village of Bodbe when the truck was transporting 37 soldiers.
21 Oct.'16 13:50
Final Results of Adjara Elections
4 parties cleared threshold: GDDG - 45.13%; UNM - 29.62%; Burjanadze’s party - 5.89%, APG - 5.7%.
20 Oct.'16 19:10
Constitutional Court Elects New Chairman
Zaza Tavadze, who is a member of the Constitutional Court since 2010, took the chairmanship.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.