Irakli Kobakhidze on amendments to the Broadcasting Law: We have no political interest, it is the directive of the European Union that is being fulfilled - we proposed three options and this option has been chosen

We have no political interest, it is the directive of the European Union that is being fulfilled - we proposed three options and this option has been chosen, Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Georgian Dream party, said regarding the amendments to the Broadcasting Law.

According to him, the draft law has been sent to the European Union, and out of three options, they chose the one that is now being considered by the Parliament.

"As for these regulations, everything is based on the EU directive from beginning to end. This draft law was sent to the European Union, we offered options, they chose one of the three and we adopted it, that's the end of the story. It is a directive of the European Union. As for obscenity, that record is not new, and it remains in the law. We heard obscenity a lot from TV broadcasts in the past, this is a matter of culture and we don't interfere in it.

I don't even know the details of this bill - we have no political interest, it is an EU directive that is being implemented," Kobakhidze said.

The Parliament passed the amendments to the Law on Broadcasting in the first reading, according to which the decisions made by the broadcaster's self-regulatory body regarding the programs containing hate speech and calls to terrorism will be appealed to the National Communications Commission.

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