Media Experts Evaluate Coverage of Video Footages Depicting Torture of Prisoners

25 Sep, 2012

On 18-20 September, the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics and Memo 90, a Slovak organization, conducted media monitoring of video footages depicting torture of prisoners.

The monitoring outcomes were discussed on 21 September. Foreign media experts Baqer Moin and Marek Mracka from Memo 98 evaluated the video footages.

The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics monitored 11 TV channels, including the Georgian Public Broadcaster, Imedi, Rustavi 2, Real TV, Maestro, TV-9, Cavkasia, Adjara, 25th Channel, Rioni, Mega TV. As part of the project only the prime time is monitored (from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.). The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics has monitored newscasts, political talk shows and funny TV shows broadcast during this time.

The project has been implemented with the support from the Open Society Georgia Foundation.