30 November 2023,   22:16
"The most controversial court case" - Freedom House calls Rustavi 2"s case an example of an impediment to democratic progress

The influential international organization "Freedom House" responds to the case of the broadcasting company Rustavi 2. The report reads about the decision made by the Supreme Court on the Rustavi 2"s case regarding the transfer of TV company to Kibar Khalvashi.

"Perhaps the most controversial court case in 2017 was the Georgian Supreme Court’s decision in March to transfer the rights to ownership of Rustavi 2, the country’s leading opposition-oriented television outlet, to its former owner, Kibar Khalvashi. The decision was viewed by many as an attempt to silence
the only remaining critical television station with a nationwide broadcasting capacity,"- reads the statement.