Media leaders made a special statement condemning the violence against journalists and cameramen, saying the government could not ensure the safety of journalists and cameramen at the Tbilisi Pride rally.
Vato Tsereteli, director of TV Pirveli stated, they can not count how many journalists and cameramen have been injured and beaten. He called media outlets to protect themself and their employees with their own force.
“Today the lives of our journalists and filming crews are not protected,” said Tsereteli.
Zuka Gumberidze, General Director of TV Formula, noted that dangerous processes are underway, which will not be good for the country, Gymberidze added that the government has given the “green light” to crime and the media is under threat today.
“The Georgian government does not or cannot fulfill its obligation to protect citizens from criminals who threaten to endanger human life and health, including the elimination of life. Our journalists have suffered significant injuries,” said Nika Gvaramia, general director of the Mtavari Arkhi.
Source of information: interpressnews.ge
By Ketevan Skhirtladze
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