Based on the UN Resolution, the Communications Commission will organize annual Global Media and...
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on raising awareness about media and information literacy issues. From the Communications Commission’s perspective, it is important that the resolution, which was co-sponspored by Georgia, identifies media literacy as the most effective tool of tackling disinformation. The resolution clearly states that citizens must possess media and information literacy skills, and g this must be ensured by UN member states. Based on the UN... more
Communications Commission will fund the International Audit for the TV Audience Measurement Company...
The Communications Commission will fund the international audit for the TV audience measurement company Tri Media Intelligence (TMI), which is the official representative of Kantar Media in Georgia. The Commission issued a tender for the international audit today. The The need for an audit is due to the fact that there are currently two TV audience measurement companies operating in Georgia, and their data differs from each other. According to international practice, TV audiences in all... more
Communications Commission refuses to allow MagtiCom to terminate the Magtifix Service
To protect consumers’ interests, the Communications Commission has rejected MagtiCom’s request for termination of the F10 license for the Magtifix service. This decision allows up to 10,000 subscribers, including the residents of the occupied territories, to continue receiving the Magtifix service. The Magtifix service is particularly important for residents of the occupied territories, seaside villages and highland settlements due to the lack of alternative communications channels... more
The unlawful owner of Caucasus Online openly admits that he intentionally violated the Georgian...
The Communications Commission is dismayed by the recent statement from Temur Tagiev, the representative of the unlawful owner of Caucasus Online Nasib Hasanov, openly admitting that Mr. Hasanov intentionally violated the Georgian legislation and defied the Communications Commission, as he apparently saw no legal way of purchasing the Black Sea Fibre-Optic Cable System. Mr. Hasanov’s disregard of the Georgian legislation is infuriating and insulting. Temur Tagiev openly told the media that... more
Nasib Hasanov violated the legislation again by purchasing 51% of the shares in Caucasus Online,...
The Communications Commission has thoroughly studied the opinion of the Venice Commission on the 17 July 2020 amendments to the Law of Georgia on Electronic Communications. The Commission reiterates its commitment to the values outlined in the opinion. The daily activities and decisions of the Commission are guided by these principles. Foremost of all, it is important to note that the Venice Commission itself acknowledges the existence of difficult situation and challenges that led to the... more