22 August 2019,   05:33
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Corruption, nepotism Seizure of state institutions by Ivanishvili - Chatham House releases an acute report


The report of the "Chate Haus" - the document speaks about the seizure of state institutions by Bidzina Ivanishvili, corruption and nepotism.

Experts, representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission, European Council and advisors were invited to the closed discussion of the research.

The report was presented by the analyst of Cristina Gherasimov.

"Media monopolies are a common asset of the Old Guard. Domination of a country’s media enables them to promote their political narrative and undermine their opponents through traditional domestic propaganda or even fake news. In Georgia, Ivanishvili holds significant media assets. According to Transparency International Georgia, it is difficult to identify all businesses, including media organizations, that belong to the former prime minister and his family members ‘as these are often owned by offshore entities and managed by nominee directors or by relatives, such as the former prime minister’s nephew Kakha Kobiashvili.’43 In Moldova, President Dodon and Vladimir
Plahotniuc control the country’s media. In Ukraine, the bulk of TV, radio and print media are in the hands of just six individuals.44 Tycoons including Petro Poroshenko, Igor Kolomoisky, Dmytro
Firtash, Victor Pinchuk and Rinat Akhmetov own the 10 most popular television channels in Ukraine, which are used to promote political parties or candidates, particularly in election campaigns,"- reads the document.

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