Georgian public broadcaster obliged to popularise integration into NATO and EU

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Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec.18 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

The Georgian Parliament has considered amendments to the law 'On broadcasting' during the first reading.

The amendments envisage additional articles under which the broadcaster will be required to ensure the popularising the main direction of Georgian foreign policy, including the integration into NATO and the EU and timely and detailed information for viewers in connection with events associated with Georgia's occupied territories.

The draft law requires the broadcaster spending 10 seconds to public service advertising in connection with Georgia's integration into NATO and the EU. The initiative belongs to the Parliamentary Education, Science and Culture Committee.

According to the chairman of the European Integration Committee, Viktor Dolidze, the draft law directly envisages popularising Georgia's closeness with the Euro-Atlantic bodies as an association agreement should be signed in late 2013.

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