Tbilisi Media Conference 2013

2 Dec, 2013

Tbilisi Media Conference 2013

November 29

Frontline Club, Tbilisi

62, Lado Asatiani Str.

11:00 – Conference Opening

Panel 1: A New Political Reality and Media: Editorial Independence, Journalistic Standards, Impartiality, Diversity of Media Content.  

Moderator: Hatia Jinjikhadze, Open Society Georgia Foundation, Media Program Manager

Rasto Kuzel, Media Expert, Executive Director, MEMO 98 (Slovakia) 

TV media in Georgia: Between Balanced Reporting and Quality Journalism

Giorgi Jologua, Civic Development Institute, the Head of Media Research

Online media development trends in Georgia

11:30 -12:00 – Discussion

12:00- 12:15 – Break

12:15 – 13:00 – Panel 2: Regulation of Broadcasting, Media Self-regulation, Challenges of Digital Switch-over, Freedom of Information

Moderator: Giorgi Kldiashvili, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Director.

Eka Tsimakuridze, Georgian Young Lawyers Association, coordinator of the Georgian Media Legal Defence Centre:  

The Role of Regulatory Body in Free Media Environment

Ucha Seturi,  Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), the expert of media and telecommunications, project coordinator:

Challenges of Digital Switch-over in Georgia

Rusudan Mikhelidze, Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Deputy Head of Analytical Department:

Proactive Disclosure of Public Information and Electronic Request System for Information

13:00 – 13:45 – Discussion

13:45 – 14:45 – Lunch

14:45 – 15:15 – Panel 3: Public Broadcasting

Moderator: Giorgi Gogsadze, Levan Mikeladze Foundation, Director.

Eter Turadze,  Batumelebi newspaper, Editor-in-chief:

Adjara TV: Legislative Changes in Practice

Zviad Qoridze, the member of the Board of Journalistic Ethics Charter:

Georgian Public Broadcasting: From Crisis to Reform

Baqer Moin, Journalist, media expert (United Kingdom)

The Public Role of Public Service Broadcasting

15:15 -16:15 – Discussion

16:15 -16:30 – Break

16:30 -17:15 – Panel 4: Financial transparency of media and advertising market

Moderator: Tamar Rukhadze, Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Executive Director.

Natia Kuprashvili, Chairman of Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters:

Legal Amendments Aimed at Financial Transparency of Media and the Role of the Regulator.

Nika Gvaramia, Director General, broadcasting company Rustavi 2:

Financial Transparency, Advertising Revenues, Prospects

Rati Skhirtladze, Head of Information and Analysis Department, Georgian National Communications Commission:

The Role of Regulatory Commission and a Changed Reality

Ketevan Buadze, the advertising agency Media Port:

A New Political Reality and the Advertising Environment

17:15 – 18:00 – Discussion

18:00 – Closure of the conference