Statement on Rustavi 2 (July 19)

Statement on Rustavi 2 (July 19)

We have watched carefully the situation related to the July 18 ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on Rustavi 2.  Freedom of speech and a media landscape representative of a plurality of views are foundations of democracy.  We encourage the implementation of the Court’s ruling in a manner that is fair, apolitical, and allows for a multitude of opinions to be represented in the media.  The United States remains committed to helping Georgia protect freedom of speech and preserve a diverse media landscape.