Discussions on Actual Implementation of 'Must Carry'

2 Aug, 2012

On July 30, the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC), cable operators, the media, international and non-governmental organizations considered the issues relating to the mandatory transit of broadcasters – the actual implementation of the so-called ‘must carry’ principle. The meeting was organized by the Coalition for Media Advocacy.

In the opinion of NGOs, even though the ‘must carry’ principle will apply only to a small amount of voters, it is still important for the formation of a pluralistic media environment for the elections.

Participants considered the mechanisms for the implementation of media monitoring by the GNCC.

It was decided that the GNCC will prepare a decree on ‘Approving the Rule of Media Participation in the Election Process and its Use’ in Collaboration with NGOs.


For more information please see media reports:

Discussions on ‘Must Carry’ before Enactment of the Bill – Media.ge, 30 July, the author: Nata Dzvelishvili

Questions about GNCC Media Monitoring -Media.ge, July 30, the author: Nata Dzvelishvili

Must Carry – Tough Question for Cable and Satellite Operators -Netgazeti, July 30, the author: Tazo Kupreishvili

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