Billionaire-turned-politician, Bidzina Ivanishvili, will convene a press conference in his press office if any of the three major nationwide broadcasters provide live coverage of the event, his press office said in a statement on October 13.
“Public interest towards Bidzina Ivanishvili has enormously increased after his [written] statements. If any of the nationwide broadcasters (the Georgian Public Broadcaster, Rustavi 2, Imedi TV) provides live coverage, from October 14, as it has been earlier stated, Bidzina Ivanishvili is ready to hold a press conference for the Georgian media in the office of his press secretariat. He is ready to respond to journalists questions on any issue,” the statement reads.
“We offer management of the nationwide broadcasters, first and foremost the Georgian Public Broadcaster, to cooperate in above mentioned format, which is in line with the public interest. After arranging technical issues,” the statement says.
The Georgian Public Broadcaster said in a statement on October 13, that it would cover Ivanishvili’s press conference, but the statement does not say that it would provide its live coverage. Instead it reiterates its previous offer to invite Ivanishvili on its political talk shows aired live on its First Channel.
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