Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections

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With less than four months to go to high-stakes parliamentary elections, Georgia’s parliament has passed an amendment restricting the freedom of the broadcast media, while the ruling party is declaring a war on “fake news.” These moves jeopardize media independence and pluralism, says Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

The climate is becoming oppressive for Georgia’s media as a result of both judicial harassment that directly threatens their editorial freedom and the tightening of legislation.

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