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July
07, 2021
11:53

Communications Commission Publishes ComCom Digest for the Month of June

July 07, 2021 11:53

The Communications Commission has published ComCom Digest for the month of June, which provides an overview of the activities and important decisions taken by the Commission over the past month. ComCom Digest presents the 2020 annual report of the Communications Commission, which includes detailed information about the work performed by the Commission during the previous year. An extensive interview with the Chairman of the Commission is also part of the annual report. Further,...

July
06, 2021
19:04

Violence against Journalists is unacceptable

July 06, 2021 19:04

The Communications Commission condemns the violence against members of the media on July 5, which resulted in more than 50 journalists, operators and photographers sustaining severe injuries. Apart from the physical violence, journalists were subjected to verbal abuse, threats and interference in their work. Although media representatives were not prevented from carrying out their professional duties, they put their lives and wellbeing at risk to keep the public informed about the ongoing...

June
28, 2021
11:25

Communications Commission presents the “Hello Ruby” Teaching Method to the Teachers

June 28, 2021 11:25

The Communications Commission held an information meeting with school teachers regarding the media literacy project “Hello Ruby.” During the meeting, representatives from 10 target schools received detailed information about the Finnish teaching method. The schools in question will take part in the media literacy project, teaching primary school pupils the basics of programming, computer science and code writing. Along with members of the Communications Commission, the meeting was...

June
24, 2021
11:24

The Communications Commission discussed its Decisions aimed towards Market Development with ITU and fellow...

June 24, 2021 11:24

Commissioner Ekaterine Imedadze participated as a speaker at the 2021 ITU Global Symposium for Regulators and presented  the steps taken by the Communications Commission to develop the telecom sector and establish a competitive environment. During the plenary meeting, members of the symposium learned about the vision and activities of the Commission related to market development and promotion of the competition. Together with fellow regulators and leaders of international organisations,...

June
17, 2021
17:22

Mtavari Arkhi and Telemedi Fined GEL 2500 Each

June 17, 2021 17:22

The Communications Commission has fined Mtavari Arkhi and Teleimedi for violating the product placement regulations. The Commission took into account the circumstances related to the pandemic and issued the broadcasters with the minimum fine of GEL 2500 for violating the legislation. The case concerns the programme “Sheni Dila” (“Your Morning”), which was aired on 26 April 2021 at 07:56 and included a report about th ehousehold appliances storeElit Electronics. The...

June
10, 2021
13:21

Supreme Court Upholds the Communication Commission’s Demand for Financial Transparency in Broadcasting

June 10, 2021 13:21

The Communications Commission’s decision regarding financial transparency of broadcasters is in full compliance with the Law of Georgia on Broadcasting. The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeals related to this matter. In particular, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the former management of Rustavi 2 (current management of Mtavari Arkhi) regarding the Commission’s decision. Thus, the broadcaster’s case has been dismissed at all...

June
09, 2021
11:18

”Learn from the Best” – Masterclass of the Media Schoolhas 190,000 Viewers

June 09, 2021 11:18

The Media Academy of the Communications Commission has successfully responded to the challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the Media School launched its first exclusive project in the Georgian media space – the online masterclass that gives people a unique opportunity to learn about different aspects of professional journalism free of charge. “Learn from the Best” is a project that offers people studying journalism and all other interested individuals an online...

June
08, 2021
10:21

Communications Commission Publishes ComCom Digest for the Month of May

June 08, 2021 10:21

The Communications Commission has published ComCom Digest for the month of May, which provides an overview of the activities and important decisions taken by the Commission over the past month. ComCom Digest includes information about the advertising revenues of TV and radio broadcasters. In the first quarter of 2021, advertising revenues of TV broadcasters increased by 3% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted GEL 14.5 million, whereby direct advertising and...

June
07, 2021
11:35

Communications Commission will Train over 1000 School Pupils to Identify Fake Information

June 07, 2021 11:35

The Communications Commission is conducting  media literacy trainings for over 1000 high school pupils from 50 schools in Tbilisi and the regions. The training sessions are part of the “Truth or Fiction?” contest and have been devised using the learning materials from the BBC Academy. Together with representatives from the Media Literacy Department of the Communications Commission, winners of the previous contest shared their experiences with 9th, 10th and 11th grade...

June
03, 2021
17:10

Obieqtivi Fined GEL 2500 for Broadcasting Violence

June 03, 2021 17:10

The Communications Commission has fined NNLE Media Union Obieqtivi GEL 2500 for broadcasting a programme unsuitable for minors. The case concerns the programme “Studio N8,” which was aired on 23 April and included scenes depicting torture and rape. As the programme was aired between 23:00 and 23:05, the company violated the Law of Georgia on Broadcasting, which prohibits broadcasting of graphic violence and other scenes that are unsuitable for persons under 18 years of age between...

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