Inside Source is our regular audio journal on the events and people making the news in the Sourcefabric community. Douglas Arellanes was recently in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and while he was there he caught up with Eka Chitanava, a journalist working with Liberali - one of the country's few independent news beacons in a difficult recent media climate.
The country of Georgia, since its declaration of independence in 1991, has oscillated between independent media booms and independent media repression. One of the most difficult things in trying to understand exactly what the country's media landscape actually looks like, is that - of course - much of the reportage on the media, comes from the media. In many countries that's a bias we accept, draw into our judgements and look past. In Georgia the situation is not quite so simple. Why? Because of the amount of influence the government holds over newspapers, radio and television.
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