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Date: 2015-02-17


Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Journalist,Individuals,Web-sites,Georgia,

Another case widely covered by the media refers to an article by a journalist, followed by publication of her personal information and physical violence. The facts below are based on the information spread in the media.

On July 17, 2012 Iza Salakaia, a journalist of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Information Centre (  wrote  an  article about  internal  confrontations  in  Poti  office  of  the  Coalition Georgian Dream regarding Majoritarian candidate Eka Beselia. After the publication of that article, one of the visitors Sh.M. posted a copy of chat between Iza Salakaia and Z.M. as of July 4, 2012. A few days afterwards Sh. M. attacked Iza Salakaia in the street. The journalist addressed a non-governmental organization Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) for legal assistance, Investigation was launched. In April of 2013, Poti Police, having finished investigation , awarded Iza Salakaia with a victim’s status, but did not publicize information about the case and the alleged perpetrator.