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What financial support have the media received in Georgia and Europe?

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The FINANCIAL -- Financial conditions of Georgian media are worsening that can badly impact freedom of speech in Georgia, IAGJ, a member of European Federation of Journalists said.  Independent media is affected by COVID restrictions imposed on businesses, while government associated media remain subsidized. There is no specific assistance provided to the media till now. While European…

Nielsen Renews Multi-Year Agreement with Tegna for Local TV Ratings and Insights Services

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The FINANCIAL -- Nielsen announced a multi-year renewal agreement with TEGNA Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Nielsen will provide local television ratings service for 34 TEGNA local markets with all existing services renewed for these markets and/or extended including Nielsen Arianna, NLTV, Digital in TV Ratings (DTVR), Grabix, Rhiza and Nielsen Scarborough.…

Georgians are watching less TV, more online

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The FINANCIAL --  The FINANCIAL asked Eugene Jokhidze, Editor-in-Chief of the leading online magazine Metronome evaluate the media environment in Georgia.…

EIB will support faster recovery of Georgia`s SMEs from the COVID-19 crisis with €10 million

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The FINANCIAL -- EIB and ProCredit Group agree on similar credit lines in Ukraine (€25 million) and Moldova (€20 million), bringing the total support to companies to €55 million. The operation is part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of…

Felicio Ferraz, General Manager, British American Tobacco, Caucasus

British American Tobacco shuts its offices in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL -- British American Tobacco plc (BAT)  an American British multinational company that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products announced it will close its offices in Georgia from February 2021. …

Cross-Media Currency Becomes Reality With Nielsen One

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THE FINANCIAL -- Company Plans to launch its single measurement solution in  Q4 2022. Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced its plans to launch a single, cross-media solution to drive more comparable and comprehensive metrics across platforms. Nielsen’s transformative cross-media solution, called Nielsen ONE, will evolve the current metrics that underpin the more than $100 billion video advertising…

New commitments to protect journalists’ safety by key actors at World Press Freedom Conference 2020

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The FINANCIAL -- UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will organize the 2020 World Press Freedom Conference on 9 – 10 December in an innovative online format.…

12-year-old Ketevan Kvaratskhelia played in the detective film “Casanova”

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A schoolgirl at the Tbilisi private school "Qorali" Ketevan (Keti) Kvaratskhelia, who has been fond of acting and theater for several years, made her film debut: she played in one of the episodes of the eight-episode Russian detective film "Casanova", aired in November this year on the First ORT Channel ... The film director is…

UNDP and partners devote $700k to supporting entrepreneurship in Georgia’s regions

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The FINANCIAL — As the pandemic pushes Georgia’s economy into recession, with the severe job and income losses, local entrepreneurship and economic initiatives are key to protecting incomes of rural communities and bolstering their resilience to the crisis. To support economic recovery in Georgia’s regions, UNDP has committed USD 700,000 to promising local economic and…

External merchandise trade in Georgia (Jan – Oct 2020)

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published preliminary results of the external merchandise trade in Georgia in January – October 2020.  In January-October 2020 the external merchandise trade (excluding non-declared trade) of Georgia amounted to USD 9 159.5 million, 15.0 percent lower to the same period of 2019. The exports equaled USD 2 715.3 million…

Domestic exports of Georgia in January – October 2020

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published preliminary results of the domestic exports of Georgia in January – October 2020.  In January-October 2020 the exports of Georgia (excluding non-declared exports) equaled USD 2 715.3 million, 11.1 percent lower year-on-year. Share of the domestic exports in total export constituted 72.1 percent and amounted to USD…

In Q3 of 2020 unemployment rate in Georgia increased by 0.7%

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published Q3 data on indicators of the economic activity of the population. In the III quarter of 2020 the unemployment rate in Georgia increased by 0.7 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year and equaled 11.9 percent. The chart below presents the unemployment…

Agriculture of Georgia: Q3 Preliminary data on animal husbandry

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published third quarter preliminary data on animal husbandry of Georgia. According to the preliminary data, at the end of the III quarter of 2020 the number of bovine animals increased by 4.9 percent compared to the III quarter of 2019 and reched 955.0 thousand heads. Of which, the total…

OSCE PA leaders call political parties to participate in the work of the new parliament

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The FINANCIAL — Amidst demands by the opposition for repeat parliamentary elections in Georgia and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the South Caucasus country, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s political and security Chair and the leaders of the OSCE’s recent election observation mission reiterated that political deadlock must be overcome in order to…

Secretary Pompeo’s meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — “You are a true friend of this country. We are grateful for your personal and the United States support of our strategic partnership, the most important partnership of this country,” Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated during today’s meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. The Head of State emphasized US-Georgia…