An eight-member board of governors has elected Tinatin Berdzenishvili the new director general of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), the country’s state-funded television network.
Berdzenishvili was the first deputy director of the Georgian Public Broadcaster and temporarily replaced resigned Director General Vasil Maglaperidze in the post.
She is a member of the Media Committee of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the head of the gender group of the same organisation.
Those competing with Berdzenishvili for the Director General's position were Tinatin Berdzenishvili, Irma Sokhadze, Khatuna Lagazidze and Aleksandre Vakhtangov.
Established under the Georgian Law on Public Broadcasting, GPB's 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 a diversity of programmes and viewpoints."