‘Media under attack’: journalists hold silent protest as European Council President arrives in Batumi

Media representatives have been holding protest rallies since the death of TV Pirveli cameraman, who was one of the 53 representatives of media injured by right-wing groups during earlier in July. Photo: IPN

Agenda.ge, 18 Jul 2021 - 20:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

Journalists have gathered in Batumi holding banners ‘media under attack’ as the plane of European Council President Charles Michel has landed in the Black Sea town.

Michel, who arrived in Georgia following his visits to Armenia and Azerbaijan, will meet with Georgian and foreign officials in the frames of the Batumi International Conference tomorrow. 

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has welcomed the European Council President: