"The Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) was
established under the Georgian Law on Public Broadcasting. Its purpose
is to provide accurate and up-to-date information that is free from
political and commercial bias and is shared without any hidden agendas.
The programming seeks to address the needs and interests of the larger
Georgian society through diversity of programs and viewpoints."
"The Georgian Public Broadcasting complies with acting Georgian
legislation and operates as a governmental legal entity that is publicly
owned and financed. The intelligential product is intended for
Television-Radio Broadcasting on non-commercial airwaves. This legal
entity operates independently from governmental direction and control.
It is publicly accountable under collective ownership and operates
freely from any state structure or institution."
of the Georgian Public Broadcasting is connected to the Law on
Broadcasting, which was adopted by the Georgian Parliament on December
23, 2004, and enacted into force on January 18, 2005. The transformation
process of the Television-Radio Corporation into Public Broadcasting
was concurrent to adoption of this law. The process coincided with the
introduction of a new and innovative management style. Mission:
On June 10, 2005, the Georgian Parliament approved the selection of a slate of human resource staffing for the Board of Trustees,
which is a representative body of the larger Georgian society and is
publicly accountable. The Board of Trustees elected a General Director
of the Georgian Public Broadcasting through a fair and open competition
on August 19, 2005.
In addition, eight Public
Boards were subsequently established to take into consideration public
concerns when airing various programs that are designed to be
responsive to their interests and needs. The Public Board provides
Public Broadcasting with helpful recommendations, continued feedback,
and timely and constructive suggestions.
The Public Broadcasting unites three TV channels: "First Channel" (since 1956), "First Caucasian" (from 2010 till 2012) and "Second Channel" (since 1971). It is also comprised of two Radio stations - "Radio One" FM 102.4 (since 1925) and "Radio Two" FM 100.9 (since 1995).
The Public Broadcasting guides its activities on the basis of Program Priorities
outlined by the Board of Trustees. The mission is to reinforce
democratic values, raise the level of public education, and encourage
diversity and social integration as well as to uphold historical
heritage and cultural traditions. Clearly defined operational Goals and
Values assist the Public Broadcasting in timely and quality sharing of
information in various forms, which include news analysis, the airing
of documentaries, educational service programming and sporting events.
These programs offer a range of alternative choices by the Public
Broadcasting for its diverse pool of TV viewers and radio listeners.
- Contribute to the development of democratic values;
- Reinforce cultural values of a wide range of public representatives and stakeholders;
- Provide educational outreach opportuniteis for the general public;
- Contribute to social diversity and cultural and regional integration;
high quality free television and radio programs and make them
accessible to the public, programming is political and commercial devoid
of bias and narrow standpoint dependencies;
Georgia as a country with a long and proud history, with a rich culture
of various backgrounds and a nation that aspires to be a full member of
international community as a civilized country;
- Popularize cultural heritage and showcase new talents for creative environment within the workplace;
- Create educational programming that is oriented towards the young generation;
informing of the greater society in terms of on-going political,
social and cultural processes in Georgia and internationally;
to civil society and larger national debates by providing reliable and
impartial information, which sufficently impacts the choices made by
- Promoting Georgia’s interests and
shared values by appreciating the diversity of opinions within an
atmosphere of open public dialogue and an environment of tolerance;
in the contributions being made to public education and reforms that
are designed to provide the means to bring about informed choices in
sciences, including envirionmental responsibility and participatin in
organizations representating civil society;
- Raising the
standard of governmental accountability, community and civil society
representation, and opening the door for greater self-awareness,
self-actualizaiton and engagement among the young generation;
- Publicly showcasing the diverse array of high quality works of contemporary and classical art and literary acheivements;