Natia Kapanadze has been appointed to the head of the Georgian Media Legal Defense Center under the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA). She used to work as a lawyer at the same Center.
The given position was made vacant after Tamar Kordzaia quit her job being appointed the Executive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics.
The direction of the Center, Natia Kapanadze said, is not going to change, the protection of journalists’ rights will be further focused on.
“We’ll be following the chosen course, our activities will remain efficient and timely,” said Natia Kapanadze reporting to Media.ge. The Center, she said, is currently working on the report on the freedom of expression to reflect their activities and achievements. Training courses for media representatives will be further conducted to raise awareness on legal issues.
GYLA’s Georgian Media Legal Defense Center was set up in 2009. The main goal of its activities includes protection of media workers’ rights, legal consultations, advocacy and elaboration of legislative proposals aimed to improve media environment.