Non-governmental organizations express solidarity with Nika Gvaramia and Mtavari Arkhi team.
The 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.
Transparency International-Georgia (TI-Georgia)
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA)
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED)
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)
Liberal Academy Tbilisi
The Media Development Foundation (MDF)
Georgian Alliance of Regional Broadcasters
Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI)
Georgian Regional Media Association (GRMA)
Georgian Telecommunication Operators Association (TOA)
Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF)
Georgia`s Reforms Associates (GRASS)
Georgian Court Watch
Governance Monitoring Center (GMC)
Human Rights Center (HRC)
Society and Banks
The Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC)
Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI)
Civil Society Institute (CSI)
Institute of Democracy
Independent Journalists’ House
Democracy Research Institute – DRI
Social Justice Center
Georgian Regional Radio Network (GRRN)
Atlantic Council of Georgia
Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE)