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Thursday, April 18
Tamar Rukhadze becomes new Executive Director of Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics

The Council of the Charter of Journalistic Ethics named Tamar Rukhadze as the new Executive Director with five votes. Maia Jaiani, Lika Basilaia-Shavgulidze, Eka Pirtskhalava, Nana Biganishvili and Sopho Kereselidze had been among the candidates. Liberali reports that Rukhadze, who had worked as the head of news service, left TV9 when Kakha Bekauri left the post of General Director.

According to the regulations of the Charter, the Executive Director is being elected for a one-year term. The position of Executive Director had been vacant after Tamar Kordzaia went into politics as the majoritarian candidate of the Georgian Dream.

Ministry of Culture holds meetings in London

A delegation of Georgian Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection is holding a meeting in London. Interpressnews reports that Minister Guram Odisharia and the First Deputy Minister, Marine Mizandari, met with the representatives of Tbilisi Heritage Group and the SAVE organization to share experience in the field of monument protection.

The dialogue referred to the problems at Old Tbilisi, as well as the publication about Tbilisi planned by the SAVE organization supported by the Georgian Ministry of Culture. The Georgian delegation also met with representative of the Royal Court Theatre, Elyse Dodgson. This is the theatre where Georgian playwright Lasha Bugadze’s The President Has Come To See You (translated by Donald Rayfield) received great success. During the meeting the sides discussed future cooperation between the Georgian and English playwrights, including Bugadze.

A meeting was also held with the Georgian Diaspora at London University.