About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:04 - 27 Jun.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
U.S. Ambassador on Imedi TV's Fake Report
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 Mar.'10 / 23:40

John Bass, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia, said Imedi TV's fake report as if Russian troops started invasion with opposition's help, was "irresponsible" and not helpful to address Georgia's real security threats. 

Speaking at public broadcaster's weekly program, Accents, late on Sunday evening, the ambassador said that the report was "profoundly alarming and disturbing" for people "who did not know whether it was fact or fiction."

"That is, to my mind, quite irresponsible," he said. "It's not in keeping with to what we would consider standards of professional journalism."   

"And I do not think that type of broadcast, frankly even if it had an indication that it was fiction, is particularly constructive at this point in time to help Georgia address real problems and threats to security it faces," Ambassador Bass added.

He was invited at the program to mainly speak about the U.S. Department of State's recent country report on human rights.

He said one of the main issues that the report showed in respect of Georgia was that "there is real uneven application, inconsistent application of the rule of law."

"I think that is the most important area where Georgia still needs to make a progress," the ambassador said.

"The biggest challenge Georgia faces right now is completing the transition from its past to a mature democracy in which there are not only the legal framework and institutions of democracy, but there is culture of democracy," he said.

Latest News
27 Jun.'16 18:04
President Re-Nominates Two Supreme Court Judge Candidates
Ex-deputy defense minister Anna Dolidze appointed as President’s parliamentary secretary.
27 Jun.'16 17:58
Georgia, EFTA Sign Free Trade Agreement
The agreement was signed on the sideline of Georgian PM’s visit to Switzerland on June 27.
27 Jun.'16 17:24
Minister Scraps Conscription for MoD, Drawing GDDG’s Criticism
The move does not mean an outright scrapping of the system as the decision applies only to MoD.
25 Jun.'16 14:53
Parliament Breaks for Summer Without Adopting Judicial Bills
The parliament has also failed to vote on several bills related to electoral system.
24 Jun.'16 19:42
Georgia’s PM on Brexit: ‘Regret, but Respect It’
“Now it’s time for self-reflection, as well as for consolidation and renewal,” PM Kvirikashvili said.
24 Jun.'16 12:57
EU, Georgia Sign Security of Information Agreement
The agreement is expected to enter into force by the end of 2016.
24 Jun.'16 11:33
Flood, Mudflows Damage Road in Dariali Gorge
It may take two weeks to restore the road linking Georgia and Russia, officials say.
23 Jun.'16 20:25
Traffic Closed in Dariali Gorge Amid Mudslide Fears
The area was hit by major landslides and mudflows twice in 2014.
23 Jun.'16 19:01
Reports: Abkhaz Court Orders House Arrest for Khurcha Fatal Shooting Suspect Pending Trial
Abkhaz border guard serviceman was charged with murder of Georgian citizen at Khurcha crossing point.
23 Jun.'16 12:29
BGEO Takes Over Tbilisi Water Utility Firm
Bank of Georgia’s holding company will pay USD 70m for remaining 75% shareholding.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
5