21 June session of the Georgian Parliament Procedure Committee will decide if the initiative group of citizens is granted permission to lodge to Parliament the legislative initiative signed by not less than 30 000 voters on the amendments to the Law on Broadcasters.
The amendments concerns the introduction of the so called Must Carry and Must Offer principles requested to be implemented by the This Concerns You participant non-governmental and media organizations.
As media.ge was told by the non-governmental organizations, members of the initiative group of citizens along with others are: Zviad Koridze from the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia; Magda Popiashvili from the Media Club; Eka Gigauri from the International Transparency Georgia; expert Irakli Melashvili and Lasha Tugushi, Rezonansi Newspaper Chief Editor.
This Concerns You participant organizations appealed to Parliament with the request for gathering 30 000 signatures of voters under the appeal for introducing Must Carry and Must Offer principles in Georgian legislation on 15 June. According to the procedure, Bureau of Parliament of Georgia has to order the Procedure Committee to discuss the given issue. Accordingly, the Procedure Committee will decide whether to grant the initiative group the right to lodge legislative initiative to Parliament or not.
In case if the Parliamentary Procedure Committee will satisfy the request of the initiative group, the This Concerns You members will start gathering the 30 000 signatures in the nearest future.