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Do you think providing Georgian regions with diverse information might change people’s political views there?

Wednesday, June 27
“I absolutely doubt that people may change their opinions just by watching TV. I think everyone can easily see what’s going on in the country.”
Mariam, Sociologist, 27

“News provided by different TV companies differs. No matter if all the TV channels are included in the cable operators or not– if political parties won’t intensify their election campaigns; nothing will raise their awareness about the ongoing situation in the country.”
Levan, Supervisor, 34

“I have met people in regions during my visits and I am afraid most of them live in an alternative reality. The fact that they mainly watch Rustavi 2 and Imedi TV strengthens their sense of satisfaction with the ongoing situation in the country. But that’s not about everyone – those who have managed to face the hard reality have now acknowledged how hard life is in our country. So I deeply believe if they would have access to all media broadcasters they would at least make relevant judgment and find the truth about the awful policy of our government.”
Mamuka. Doctor, 48

“I am sure that TV channels broadcasting in Georgian regions would definitely change people’s political taste there. I live in one of the Georgian regions and lots of people around me have no idea what is really going on in the state.”
Avtandil, Economist, 27

“I believe that Must Carry might change the situation in this regard, however, I do nor believe that the authorities might really undertake it and doubt that people in the regions would still be unable to get diverse information. I do not know how the authorities might act, but I think that they will create an information vacuum for people in the regions.”
Anna, Employed, 35

“Well, I think that if people in the Georgian regions become more or less objective and receive diverse information; they might see some issues differently. Thus, I agree that diverse broadcasting might make an influence on those people who currently lack many TV channels.”
Levan, Student, 21