Month: March 2017


Our Statement Welcome to the Official Website of the Founders of Rustavi 2 We, the founders of the Broadcasting Company Rustavi 2, David Dvali and Jarji Akimidze, declare that we are and always were the legitimate owners of the domain since the first day of its registration. In 2004, when we were forced by the governing party to hand over our 60% share of the company Rustavi 2, the ‘National Movement’,  being in a hurry to suppress the freedom of press, did not realize that the domain was another piece of property owned by the founders. For the past 13 years the ‘National...

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Welcome to the Official Website of the Founders of Rustavi 2!

Welcome to the Official Website of the Founders of Rustavi 2! We, David Dvali and Jarji Akimidze, are the founders and former owners of the private broadcasting company Rustavi 2. In 1994 we have created this company together with our co-founder, Erosi Kitsmarishvili.  In 2004 the company was illegally and forcefully taken away from us by the government of the “National Movement”, as a result of abuse of power, coercion and extortion from then highest government officials. Immediately after the change of the government in 2012, we began a legal fight for regaining back the company by filing an appeal...

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Open Letter to the International Community

The Problem of Values in Georgia: Letter by Founders of Broadcasting Company Rustavi 2   We, Jarji Akimidze and David Dvali are the founders and the former owners of one of the major independent private TV companies in Georgia, Rustavi 2. We are writing this letter, because of the latest developments around this TV channel and on which a hearing was held in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (Application No 16812/17. Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company Ltd v. Georgia). The recent processes have directed the focus of national and international attention to the values on which the...

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