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Do you think that the photojournalists were detained based on real facts or is this obstructing their freedom of speech?

Friday, July 8
“Yes I think this detention might have been based on real facts as the photographers could have violated their professional norms by selling secret photos or cooperating with other agencies.”
Tako, Teacher, 25

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on freedom of speech in Georgia, people just don’t use their rights to protect their views properly.”
Nodar, Economist, 28

“Unfortunately we have no national legislation protecting the rights of media professionals and besides no one follows the international principles of journalism. I am not very familiar with the detained photojournalists but I just wonder how the 5 or 6 people have committed a crime together? People serving state officials should generally be more careful with the information they obtain and remain inaccessible for international sources.”
Salome, Interpreter, 32

"I was really angry when I heard about it. All this is real nonsense and nothing more. Very soon, we would be prohibited even to come into the street freely."
Goga, Manager, 45

"I don't know what to say, I don't know those people who were detained, maybe they really committed crime and step by step we would understand what has happened , based on an investigation."
Natia, Lawyer, 34

"At first these detentions and terrorist acts seemed funny to me, however now it seems very serious. I do not believe that it was the real reason that was voiced by the MIA."
Tsotne, Sportsman, 25