Georgian Law on Broadcasting determines the procedure for carrying out broadcasting in accordance with the principles of freedom of speech and expression and the principles of free enterprise, the procedure for setting up the national regulatory body in the field of broadcasting and for determining its functions, the provisions for the regulation of activities in this field, and the rules and procedures for acquiring the right to broadcast. This Law is intended to establish public broadcasting free from government intervention; to regulate activities in the field of broadcasting through the national regulatory body in accordance with the principles of transparency, fairness and impartiality; to ensure the freedom of speech and expression, the stimulation of a competitive environment among broadcasters, the equality and independence of broadcasters, and the efficient use of frequencies.
All the objective set by the Law on Broadcasting were achieved (i.e. independent regulatory authority, public service broadcaster independent and free from state intervention, ensuring media pluralism and abolishment of license regime and simple authorization procedures for TV broadcasters, development of media literacy).
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Parliament of Georgia
Georgian Communications Commission
Civil Society Organization (CSO)