The NATO deputy assistant of Secretary General spoke about the situation in the Georgian media market in the exclusive interview with "Courier". Jamie Shea is informed about the ongoing processes around Rustavi 2. According to him, democratic standards are important for NATO.
"NATO expects Georgia to meet democracy standards, not just once, but consistently and constatntly. The adoption and implementation of laws relates to the government and these laws do not have only one party. It is impossible to adhere to media law in one country, adequate to the other state, but media pluralism and equal environmental standards are crucial.
"If there is no free press and people are not free, there is no democracy. We will not have NATO support if this support is not free, free support comes from free media that is not always comfortable for politicians, but all of us appreciate it and consider it valuable, "said Jamie Shea.