Supporters of the coalition “Georgian dream”
physically assaulted journalist of the TV-Company “Real-Tv”. The incident
occurred in the village Kvaliti, Zestaponi region.
As it is known, yesterday TV-conference was held on
the channel “TV 9”, where the leader of the coalition Bidzina Ivanishvili was
answering on questions of the citizens. The “Real-TV” crew went to Zestaponi to
that place, where the broadcasting was carried out. Presence of a journalist
and operator turned to be unpleasant for the “Info 9” journalist – Ekaterine
According to the statement of the “Real- TV”
journalist, Ekaterine Dugladze was combining fulfillment of her professional
duties with the functions of a security serviceperson. Exactly, Dugladze
protested appearance of her colleagues on the ground and was trying not to
allow them to enter the building.
Real-Tv journalist Tornike Koshkadze: “when I went out
of the car, as a journalist, I was carrying a microphone in my hand. “Info 9”
journalist Ekaterine Dugladze came to us and was trying to avoid my entrance to
the place. Activists of “Georgian dream” were abusing us and shouting that we
had nothing to do there. Later, several activists of “Georgian dream” took me
away from the place and verbally insulted me, I answered analogically.”
The journalist said, after this incident, three men
took him away, where one of the members of “Georgian dream” hit him with a
bottle in his head.
Tornike Koshkadze has already informed law enforcement
authorities about the incident. The police have a video recording of the
incident too. Investigation into the case has already been launched.