Georgia

2009

Alerts   |   Georgia, Russia

Russian journalist faces forgery charges in Georgia

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Georgian authorities to drop criminal charges against the Tbilisi bureau chief for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti and allow him to work without fear of harassment. According to RIA Novosti, Besik Pipia is facing up to three years in prison if convicted on a criminal charge of document forgery. 

September 18, 2009 3:21 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Georgia, Russia

Conquering Television to Control the Narrative

Mikhail Saakashvili and Vladimir Putin used strikingly similar tactics to create uncritical television media. The one-sided, one-dimensional coverage of the conflict in South Ossetia was the product of their efforts By Nina Ognianova
February 10, 2009 12:56 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Georgia

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Georgia

Three journalists were killed and at least 10 were wounded during a brief but bloody conflict in the disputed region of South Ossetia that pitted Georgian troops against local and Russian forces. South Ossetian separatists strengthened their position after the conflict--gaining full recognition from Moscow and the active support of Russian troops--although Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili reaped at least a short-term spike in popularity.

February 10, 2009 12:34 AM ET

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