The news coverage of Rustavi 2 of all major contestants was mainly neutral. This is how the OSCE / ODIHR assesses the coverage of the elections by the TV station in its preliminary report.
Besides, according to the report, the diverse and pluralistic media environment was polarized.
“In the absence of genuine investigative programmes and analytical reporting, coverage of the campaign was at times limited to superficial reporting of daily campaign activities and mutual accusations between main political parties. While there were only a few debates among representatives of major political parties, numerous talk shows served as a platform for contestants to present their views and opinions and sharply criticize their opponents”, - reads the report.