05 July 2020,   20:43
The European Court was not given an opportunity to discuss substantially the issue of alleged violation of the broadcasting company"s freedom of expression - Public Defender

"Unfortunately, the European Court of Justice was not given an opportunity to have a reasonable discussion on the alleged violation of the freedom of expression of the broadcasting company," the Public Defender writes on the decision made regarding Rustavi 2.

According to Nino Lomjaria, free media is an important prerequisite for promoting human rights and good governance in the country. Taking into consideration this, the Public Defender hopes that the changes already implemented in the part of the owners of broadcasting company "Rustavi 2" will not negatively affect the pluralistic media environment in the country and professional freedom of the journalists employed in the company.