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May
20, 2021
17:19

Communications Commission Instructs Caucasus Online to Return 100% of its Shares to the Pre-Sale Status Quo

May 20, 2021 17:19

The Communications Commission has once again ruled that Caucasus Online violated the legislation. The company has been instructed to return 100% of its shares to the pre-sale status quo within three months.  On 22 March, the Commission found out that following the  previous violation of the legislation by selling 49% of company shares, Caucasus Online unlawfully sold the remaining 51% without approval of the Commissionto Weco Investments and Finance S.A. – a subsidiary of...

May
18, 2021
10:45

TV Advertising Increased, While Radio Advertising Revenues Decreased

May 18, 2021 10:45

In the first quarter of 2021, total advertising revenues of television broadcasters increased by 3% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to GEL 14.5 million, whereby direct advertising and sponsorship account for GEL 13.2 million. TV Pirveli, Silknet, Formula, POSTV, GDS TV and RBG recorded increase in total advertising revenues, while the advertising revenues of Teleimedi, Rustavi 2, Mtavari Arkhi and the Georgian Public Broadcaster decreased.  Advertising revenues by channels...

May
14, 2021
15:25

Residents of Ozurgeti will have Access to High-Speed Internet

May 14, 2021 15:25

The pilot project of the State Internetization Programme has been inaugurated inOzurgeti Municipality. The project, which will enable up to 29,000 people to access high-speed broadband internet, was officially launched today by the prime minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili. The event was attended by Commissioner Natia Kukuladze, Minister of the Economy Natia Turnava, Minister of Education and Science Mikheil Chkhenkeli, iDrector of Open Net Mariam Sulaberidze, and Regional Director of...

May
10, 2021
11:47

Communications Commission publishes ComCom Digest for the Month of April

May 10, 2021 11:47

The Communications Commission has published ComCom Digest for the month of April, which provides an overview of the activities and important decisions taken by the Commission over the past month.  The first important issue presented in the latest edition of ComCom Digest concerns the new ruless adopted to protect the rights of consumers. New regulations will allow all subscribers to receive high-quality and safe communication services. Detailed information about  new rulescan be found...

May
05, 2021
10:36

Communications Commission to Implement Joint Projects with the Information Centre on NATO and EU

May 05, 2021 10:36

The Communications Commission and the Information Centre on NATO and EU will implement joint projects aimed at informing the population about Georgia’s NATO and EU integration, developing media literacy and raising awareness on the aforementioned issues. The parties signed a cooperation agreement that foresees projects supporting the development of media literacy and promoting European values in Georgia. The aim of the agreement is to enhance public knowledge and awareness about important...

May
04, 2021
12:51

Communications Commission announces the “Truth or Fiction?” Contest for 9th, 10th and 11th Grade Pupils

May 04, 2021 12:51

The Communications Commission and the Media Academy have announced the “Truth or Fiction?” contest, which is designed to develop critical thinking, analysis and fact-checking skills among young people. The contest will take place between 4 May and 30 June, and will be open to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade pupils. The winners will be chosen by a competent jury panel, and will receive impressive prizes. The first-place winner will get an iPhone 12 Pro, the second-place winner...

April
29, 2021
16:08

Communications Commission rejects the Complaint against TV Formula

April 29, 2021 16:08

The Communications Commission has decided not to uphold the complaint against TV Formula regarding the TV show Chemi Tsolis Dakalebi (“My Wife’s Friends”). Complainants were seeking to have the broadcaster fined for violating the legislation. The case concerns the episode titled “Chemi Tsolis Dakalebi will Return on 13 March,” which was aired on 7 March 2021, at 22:07. During the episode, actor Shota Nozadze addressed the viewers using the language that is typical...

April
29, 2021
10:32

Communications Commission holds Certified Training Courses for the Participants of Media Literacy Contest

April 29, 2021 10:32

The Communications Commission has held certified training sessions for students who distinguished themselves during the media literacy contest “Truth or Fiction?” Students learned about important issues such as social media algorithm discrimination, human rights violations on social media, and data protection. Students also received detailed information about the ways of combating the fake news and protecting freedom of expression, the meaning of hate speech and the responsibilities...

April
26, 2021
11:43

Andrejs Dombrovskis: “Georgian regulatory framework is well aligned with EU regulatory framework and practices

April 26, 2021 11:43

“The Georgian regulatory framework  is well aligned with the EU regulatory framework and practices. Georgia is for us the best-case scenario, without any exageration . The national regulatory authority is embedded in the national constitution. The rights and obligations are guided by the constitution. There are freedoms of decision-making and sufficiency of resources.” This is the assessment regarding the Communications Commission delivered by the EU4Digital Telecom Rules...

April
22, 2021
14:34

Communications Commission to consult on future priorities of radio broadcasting with the Listeners

April 22, 2021 14:34

The Communications Commission will conduct a public opinion survey to determine priorities in the field of radio broadcasting. The aim of the survey is to ensure that radio broadcasting licenses are issued according to the listeners’ requests and priorities. The Commission has already announced the tender for the survey. Radio broadcasting priorities will be determined for a two-year period, and the Commission will announce the licensing competition after the completion of the...

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