Georgia, Tbilisi, October 2/ Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Today, no one can say that there is pressure on the media in Georgia, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said.
"Journalists are genuinely a fourth power which performs a very important function. Personally, I and the government did everything possible in order to make information available to the media, as well as information on media freedom. I think that after the October election a genuine turning point occurred and today no one can say, if one is not too critical, that the authorities put pressure on the media," the Prime Minister said at a meeting with TV reporters on Wednesday.
In his words, "the media needs to develop like the rest of society."
"We need to improve the quality of broadcasting. According to the statistics, as far as I know, 87 per cent of the population receives information from television, so there is more responsibility on that medium. The population is in need of objective information, correct analysis and journalists play a big role there," Ivanishvili said.
He said that in two weeks he will meet with representatives of the print media.
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