About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Ex-Head of Public TV's Newsroom Becomes Senior Tbilisi Municipality Official
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 1 Apr.'13 / 13:47

Tbilisi Mayor, Gigi Ugulava, appointed former director of newsroom of the Georgian Public Broadcaster’s (GPB) First Channel, Khatuna Berdzenishvili, as head of capital city’s Krtsanisi district.

Berdzenishvili, who led public TV’s newsroom for more than four years, was sacked in early March. After dismissal she accused then general director of GPB Giorgi Baratashvili of meddling in editorial policy and claimed that she was sacked because of not yielding to pressure from Baratashvili to provide news coverage favorable for PM Ivanishvili’s government. Baratashvili denied allegations and said that Berdzenishvili was dismissed because of “reorganization” and instead was offered one-year contract on the position of his advisor for political programs. Few days later, on March 4, Baratashvili himself was dismissed by GPB’s board of trustees – the decision which Baratashvili appealed in court.

While presenting Khatuna Berdzenishvili as new head (gamgebeli) of Krtsanisi district, Tbilisi Mayor, Gigi Ugulava, said on April 1 that his goal was to give more “political functions” to the post of heads of Tbilisi districts.

“In political functions I mean protection of all those people, who might be subject of oppression by various systems for various reasons; [holder of this post] should be human rights defender in respective district,” Ugulava said.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2020, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.