Statement of the Embassy of the United States on the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision Related to Rustavi 2 (March 2)

Statement of the Embassy of the United States on the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision Related to Rustavi 2 (March 2)

The United States views with concern the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Rustavi 2, which could effectively limit the access of opposition voices to Georgian broadcast media.  A pluralistic media environment is essential for Georgia’s democratic growth and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.  We urge the Georgian government to take steps to ensure that the media environment remains free, open, and pluralistic.