Euronews Apologies to Eduard Shevarnadze

Georgia Materials 20 November 2008 13:04 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 20 November / corr Trend N. Kirtzkhalia / The management of Euronews has presented apologies to ex-president of Georgia Eduard Shevarnadze for mutilated spreading of his interview, the press service of ex-president of Georgia said.

On November 15, Eduard Shevarnadze accused the Russian-speaking channel Euronews in connection with wrong translation and distortion of his interview.

On November 19, ex-President got a letter from the editor-in-chief, Gardenia Trezzini, in which he presented apologies for mistakes made in the Russian version of interview.

The letter is as follows: "First of all I would like to present apologies on my own and on behalf of reporters. We take these mistakes with great responsibility because they can endanger our reputation. As soon as we found out the wrong translation, we removed the interview from our web site. We will make corrections and place the correct translation with indication of mistake made in the previous version."