In the press freedom index, Georgia's ranking has worsened and is in 103rd place among 180 countries

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The organization "Reporters Without Borders" publishes the "World Press Freedom Index", according to which, with 53.05 points, Georgia ranks 103rd among 180 countries.

"Official interference undermines efforts to improve press freedom. "The environment remains hostile to independent and oppositional media, with an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks on journalists and attempts to pass laws aimed at marginalizing independent media and narrowing the space for free speech," the document notes.

Reporters Without Borders states that the country is experiencing a serious political crisis following the disputed October 2020 legislative elections. "The interests of the owners, who often have close ties to political leaders. The same applies to the state media, which is subject to government intervention. At the same time, the authorities often refuse to respond to the media that criticize them and sometimes resort to censorship, slander campaigns and intimidation," the statement noted.

We also read in the document that verbal and physical abuse of journalists, including by high-ranking government officials, is common, especially during the election campaign.

"The brutal attack on 50 reporters during homophobic counter-demonstrations in July 2021 was an unprecedented setback. The lack of transparency and progress in the investigation shows the impunity enjoyed by those who committed crimes against journalists," the document states.

For information, in the 2023 ranking, Georgia took 77th place among 180 countries with 61.69 points.





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In the press freedom index, Georgia's ranking has worsened and is in 103rd place among 180 countries

2024/05/87766-1714727954.jpg
Read: 495     14:00     03 Май 2024    

The organization "Reporters Without Borders" publishes the "World Press Freedom Index", according to which, with 53.05 points, Georgia ranks 103rd among 180 countries.

"Official interference undermines efforts to improve press freedom. "The environment remains hostile to independent and oppositional media, with an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks on journalists and attempts to pass laws aimed at marginalizing independent media and narrowing the space for free speech," the document notes.

Reporters Without Borders states that the country is experiencing a serious political crisis following the disputed October 2020 legislative elections. "The interests of the owners, who often have close ties to political leaders. The same applies to the state media, which is subject to government intervention. At the same time, the authorities often refuse to respond to the media that criticize them and sometimes resort to censorship, slander campaigns and intimidation," the statement noted.

We also read in the document that verbal and physical abuse of journalists, including by high-ranking government officials, is common, especially during the election campaign.

"The brutal attack on 50 reporters during homophobic counter-demonstrations in July 2021 was an unprecedented setback. The lack of transparency and progress in the investigation shows the impunity enjoyed by those who committed crimes against journalists," the document states.

For information, in the 2023 ranking, Georgia took 77th place among 180 countries with 61.69 points.





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