Giorgi Gakharia states that changes in Law on Electronic Communications don't cause any danger for media

According to PM Giorgi Gakharia, the draft project of changes in Law on Electronic Communications doesn't cause any danger to media.

As Gakharia told the reporters, the initiative directly states that it doesn't concern media.

"This is another lie, it doesn't cause any danger to media. The initiative directly states that it doesn't concern media. We should take into account one thing, the arbitrariness which used to take place in our country has ended. There's a critical infrastructure in our country - it's the responsibility not only of their owners but the state's too. Therefore, we have to take care of these directions, before we have a full legislature on managing the critical infrastructure", - stated Gakharia.

For the record, the Communications Commission is to be assigned additional functions. The amendment project for Law on Electronic Communications has been already sent to the Parliament.According to the amendment, if the imposed fine on authorized/licensed entity can't ensure enforcement of the Commission's decision and if the delay in the enforcement or cancellation/suspension of authorization/license can cause danger for state/public security (or it harms state's economic interest/competitiveness of the market) the Commission will be entitled to appoint a special manager who will ensure enforcement of the Commission's decision. On the other hand, the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association deems the amendment as a danger in meddling in media activities.

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