Giorgi Gabunia Suspended From Duties for 2 Months

Giorgi Gabunia, the host of Rustavi 2 TV channel's program "Post Scriptum" who insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin during the live broadcast, has been suspended from duties for two months by the self-regulatory body of Rustavi 2 TV.

“According to the decision of the self-regulatory body, journalist Giorgi Gabunia has been fully suspended from duties for two months. The restriction includes all programs he is involved in", reads the information released by the TV channel.

Rustavi 2 anchor Giorgi Gabunia insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin during the live broadcast on July 7. The monologue, very offensive to Putin in its form and context, was read in Russian by him.

Gabunia’s statement comes amid street rallies in Georgia, which were sparked by the visit of three Russian MPs to Georgia within the framework of a session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy held at the Parliament building on June 20, which was followed by severe protests by the public and opposition MPs, especially due to the fact that Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov sat in the parliamentary Speaker’s chair, speaking in Russian.

By Ana Dumbadze 

08 July 2019 19:39