Open attack of Kibar Khalvashi on Rustavi 2 journalists. He refused to create the public council.
New Director-General of "Rustavi 2," Paata Salia, for several days has been telling to the journalists that editorial policy of the company will remain untouchable, but after the statement of Kibar Khalvashi everything is vivid.
Non-governmental organizations responded to the events. The new owner of "Rustavi 2" has no idea about freedom of expression.This statement shows that he does not like the particular editorial policy of "Rustavi 2."
"The main thing here is the Council"s idea that the Council should be composed with independent people, with the people who have the right to provide critical independent editorial policy on the channel," - said Eka Gigauri, executive director of "Transparency International Georgia."
Giorgi Mshvenieradze, the chairman of the" Georgian Democratic Initiative", said it was already clear, but now it is fact that the case was not the dispute on property.
Executive Director of "Media Development Fund" Tamar Kintsurashvili said that management should not interfere in editorial policy.According to her, the council is the best option for the situation.
Doctor of Mass Communication, Ilia State University professor Nino Danelia said that Bidzina Ivanishvili could not survive for two days if he see "Rustavi 2"s" editorial policy.
"In reality, Bidzina Ivanishvili takes decisions in this country. Therefore, the price of any other person is zero. The nerves of Mr Ivanishvili can not endure for two days if "Rustavi 2" remains as critical as it is now," - said Danelia.