About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 21:57 - 30 Oct.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Int値 Press Group Raises Journalist Blackmail Claims
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 4 Dec.'09 / 18:34

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers and the World Editors Forum urged President Saakashvili to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out into reported attempts by the law enforcement officers to blackmail a journalist from Batumi-based newspaper, Batumelebi.

“We are seriously concerned that Georgian security services would seek to blackmail a journalist and interfere in editorial freedom. Such tactics are reminiscent of the Soviet-era KGB and have no place in a modern democracy,” Gavin O’Reilly, president of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers and Xavier Vidal-Folch, president of the World Editors Forum, said in a letter sent to President Saakashvili on December 4.

The Interior Ministry said this week that its internal investigations unit was probing into the blackmail and intimidation claims by the Batumelebi journalist.

Latest News
30 Oct.'14 21:57
Adoption of Key Part of Surveillance Regulation Delayed
Parliament extended deadline for adopting the bill till February 28, 2015.
30 Oct.'14 18:46
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention of Arrested MoD Officials
U.S. ambassador said: “We have full confidence in Minister Alasania.”
30 Oct.'14 16:47
September GDP Growth 4.1% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 5.9% y/y in the first nine months of this year, according to Geostat.
30 Oct.'14 15:06
PM Backs Interior Ministry in Debate on Surveillance Bill
PM spoke strongly against of depriving Interior Ministry of its direct access to telecoms’ servers.
30 Oct.'14 00:21
Georgia Moves to Second Phase of EU Visa Liberalization Process
“This is a significant achievement,” EU’s outgoing commissioner for home affairs said.
29 Oct.'14 22:57
Arrest of MoD Officials Fuels Speculation on GD Infighting
One former and four serving officials from the MoD and general staff deny misspending charges.
29 Oct.'14 16:24
PM Comments on UNM痴 Planned Protest Rally
Garibashvili said he does “not want to comment on a protest rally announced by traitors.”
29 Oct.'14 15:29
Republicans Want GD to Turn into 薦uropean Style Coalition
Republican Party laid out its vision on how to “improve efficiency” of the six-party ruling coalition.
28 Oct.'14 23:04
Bill Offers to Again Delay Addressing 腺lack Box Spy Devices
Proposal triggers controversy as some GD MPs are also against of extending deadline for 6 months.
28 Oct.'14 20:17
National Security Council Discusses Abkhazia
PM Garibashvili attended the NSC meeting, convened by the President.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
54