It is always important to ensure the safety of journalists, especially during the election period. Such a statement made today the US Ambassador to Georgia.
“Journalists play a vital role in every democracy by keeping the public informed. This is especially true during the Parliamentary election period and when their work is made even more challenging by the coronavirus.
Over the past weeks, we’ve received increasing reports of Georgian journalists being threatened or injured. Responsible journalism is a fundamental pillar of democracy and is essential to the election process. Media informs the Georgian people about the candidates and parties and about their positions on important issues. The rights of journalists must be respected”, - said Kelly Degnan.