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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.

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