About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 12:46 - 3 Aug.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Maestro TV Says 'Not a Part of Rallies'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 23 May.'11 / 13:18


A screengrab of Maestro TV’s news presenter during the Tbilisi-based television station’s noon news bulletin on May 23.

Tbilisi-based Maestro TV said on May 23, that contrary to some opposition politicians’ statements, it was not intending to in any form become part of the ongoing rally.

Nino Burjanadze, ex-parliamentary speaker and a key figure behind the ongoing protest rally outside the public broadcaster, said on May 22, that after talks with leaders from the Georgian Party it was decided that Maestro TV would “start broadcasting from here” – the protest venue. She said that it would be like a shield for protesters as breaking up of the rally by the authorities would amount to breaking into the TV station, something similar to what had happened in 2007 with Imedi TV, when the authorities raided at the time pro-opposition TV station after breaking up anti-government demonstrations.

“Maestro TV is fulfilling its professional duties and is covering developments based on the interests of viewers and in line of its specific news programming. Maestro TV is an independent media outlet and is not intending to take into consideration interests of any political party,” the Maestro TV said in the statement.

“We call on the politicians to refrain from manipulated with Maestro TV in their comments and remarks,” it said.

In March, 2011 50% of Maestro TV’s shares were obtained by Giorgi Gachechiladze, who is the brother of the Georgian Party’s co-founder Levan Gachechiladze. A month later he sold his 25% of shares to his friend Maka Asatiani, who is a wife of a wealthy Georgian businessman Kote Gogelia; the latter is also affiliated with the Georgian Party. A company founded by Erosi Kitsmarishvili, a political secretary of the Georgian Party, took over the Maestro TV’s management rights in November, 2009.

RELATED
Latest News
03 Aug.'15 12:46
Annual Inflation 4.9% in July
On a monthly basis consumer price fell by 0.2% in July, according to Geostat.
02 Aug.'15 19:42
7 Killed in Two Separate, But Related Car Crashes in Western Georgia
Six people, including two children, were the victims of the first car accident near the village of Supsa.
01 Aug.'15 23:05
Georgia Wins 10 Medals as European Youth Olympic Festival Comes to an End
Georgia won 4 gold and 5 bronze medals in judo, and one bronze in artistic gymnastics.
01 Aug.'15 14:25
New Interior, Prison System Ministers Appointed
Giorgi Mgebrishvili has been moved from the post of minister in charge of prison system to Interior Minister.
01 Aug.'15 13:21
President: I Took Oath of Office Before People, Not GD
Attempt of some GD MPs to portray him in alliance with UNM “damages” GD itself, he said.
31 Jul.'15 14:39
President Vetoes Controversial Banking Supervision Bill
GD ruling coalition has enough votes in the Parliament to override the veto.
30 Jul.'15 16:23
Geostat: 2.6% GDP Growth in H115
Economy grew 2.1% y/y in the second quarter, after 3.2% y/y growth in the first quarter.
30 Jul.'15 11:52
Georgia Appoints New Ambassadors to Cuba, Mexico, Portugal
President Margvelashvili appointed new ambassadors on July 29.
29 Jul.'15 22:20
Iranian MPs Visit Georgia
Iranian MP said the delegation wants to look into Georgia’s reforms in ease of doing business.
29 Jul.'15 13:52
PM Slams Critics of Bill on Banking Supervision
“Artificial stir” over the bill was created by “irresponsible” critics to “scare off investors,” he said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
48