About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:01 - 19 Mar.'18
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
19 Mar.'18 18:01
Public Defender to Probe into Harassment Allegations against Prominent Rights Activist
Zviad Devdariani, head of the Civil Development Agency, denies the claims, says he was blackmailed.
19 Mar.'18 13:01
Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Vote in Russian Presidential Polls
The Georgian Foreign Ministry says the election is “a yet another step towards factual annexation.”
18 Mar.'18 14:06
U.S. Navy Ship Makes Port Call in Batumi
The vessel will stay in Georgia until March 20.
17 Mar.'18 12:39
UK Ambassador to Georgia on Salisbury Incident
Justin McKenzie Smith on the British response to the Novichok nerve agent use in Salisbury.
16 Mar.'18 16:40
Majority, Opposition Lawmakers Agree on Russia Resolution
The Parliament of Georgia is to adopt the joint resolution next week.
16 Mar.'18 15:42
Azerbaijani, Georgian, Iranian, Turkish FMs Pledge Closer Ties
The quadrilateral format will strengthen regional cooperation, the Georgian Foreign Minister says.
16 Mar.'18 11:34
Georgian MFA: Crimea Annexation ‘Disregards’ International Law
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement regarding the four-year anniversary of Crimea annexation.
16 Mar.'18 11:30
SG Jens Stoltenberg on Georgia-NATO Relations
NATO Secretary General says he is impressed by reforms, readiness to engage in a dialogue with Russia.
15 Mar.'18 20:33
Opposition Parties Press Govt on Moscow Appeal
Twelve parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition parties voice their concerns over PM’s dialogue offer. 
15 Mar.'18 17:04
Georgia, Sweden to Sign Convict Repatriation Deal
The interstate agreement will reportedly be concluded in two months time.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.