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Georgian Central Election Commission limits rights to media filming at polling stations

Georgia Materials 25 September 2012 12:15
The Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) passed a resolution restricting photo and video filming at polling stations on Election Day by 11 votes in favour and two against.
Georgian Central Election Commission limits rights to media filming at polling stations

Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.25 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

The Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) passed a resolution restricting photo and video filming at polling stations on Election Day by 11 votes in favour and two against.

As CEC Chairman Zurab Kharatishvili told journalists, according to this decision, filming should not infringe upon voters rights. It is possible only with permission of the CEC chairman.

Media representatives will be able to speak and take a picture of members of the election commissions outside the polling stations. They will receive the right to shoot whatever they want in the first 10 minutes with no restrictions, then move to a designated area where they can shoot all they need on the day of elections. It is not allowed to shoot inside voting booths and tables with lists of voters.

Parliamentary elections in Georgia are scheduled for Oct.1.

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