Non-governmental organizations express
solidarity with Nika Gvaramia and Mtavari Arkhi team.
decision of the Tbilisi City Court of May 16, 2022, and the imprisonment of Nika Gvaramia is
perceived as a warning and threat to other independent
media outlets to stop critical coverage of the government’s performance, to
cease watchdog activities and to refrain from the disclosure of facts that are undesirable
to the government.
The imprisonment of the General Director of a critical
media outlet, including on the basis of managerial decisions, is yet another
example of selective investigation, prosecution and conviction.
We think that these kind of developments may
have a negative impact on Georgia's European integration process.
Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA)
Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED)
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)
Development Foundation (MDF)
Alliance of Regional Broadcasters
Democracy Initiative (GDI)
Media Association (GRMA)
Telecommunication Operators Association (TOA)
Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF)
Reforms Associates (GRASS)
Monitoring Center (GMC)
Rights Center (HRC)
Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC)
Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI)
Civil Society Institute (CSI)
Research Institute - DRI
Regional Radio Network (GRRN)
Council of Georgia
Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE)