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Published 16:01 IST, May 4th 2024

Why Did Bill to Stem 'Foreign Influence' Trigger Protests in Georgia Over Country’s Media Freedom?

Georgia has been engulfed by huge protests triggered by a proposed law that critics see as a threat to media freedom and the country’s aspirations to join EU.

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Protesters denounce the bill as "the Russian law" because Moscow uses similar legislation to stigmatize independent news media and organizations critical of the Kremlin.
Police face demonstrators during an opposition protest against "the Russian law" near the Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. | Image: (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
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16:01 IST, May 4th 2024

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