Editorial Guidelines

Our editorial office is committed to providing coverage of events with accountability and responsibility to our audience, adhering to the rules and principles established within the editorial office. This commitment aims to create journalistic products that uphold the highest standards.

In alignment with our organization’s mission, we outline the principles and guiding documents that guide our work for your information and transparency.

Journalism, like any profession, is not immune to mistakes. We employ various methods to prevent errors and uphold the integrity of our reporting. If you believe that, despite our best efforts to keep you informed, we have violated any of the principles outlined below, you may contact the following councils:

Self-regulation council of our editorial office:

TEL: 032 243 10 35

Mail: info@jrc.ge

Subject: Statement to the Self-Regulatory Council.

We will consider your application with your involvement, alongside our journalists.

The appeal board, in collaboration with other regional broadcasters:

TEL: 032 243 10 35

Mail: info@jrc.ge

Subject: Application to the Board of Appeal.

Your application will be considered by the members of the appeal board: Nugzar Suaridze, Tamar Karelidze, and the chairman, Natia Kuprashvili.

Charter of journalistic ethics of Georgia:

This professional union establishes 11 principles that our editorial office recognizes. You can refer to the Ethic charter here: https://www.qartia.ge/ka/mthavari-gverdis-aikonebi/article/30511          


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Accuracy is the cornerstone of any news story, driving audience confidence. We prioritize authenticity, verifying facts from reliable sources. Accuracy takes precedence over speed; being the first is futile if the information is incorrect.


Impartiality ensures media independence. Our professional opinions remain unbiased, uninfluenced by external forces. It goes beyond balancing perspectives, encompassing reflection and inclusiveness of diverse opinions, be it political, cultural, gender-related, or socioeconomic.


Justice involves fairness to the audience, sources, and individuals covered by our media. It requires treating all news workers with respect and equality. Those affected by the material have the right to respond and present their version of the story.

Conflict of Interest:

We identify a conflict of interest when personal, corporate, or civil interests may clash with journalistic principles.

Additional principles include the inadmissibility of hate speech, prioritizing the child’s interest in coverage, promoting inclusive media, specifying methodology for work in social media, and recognizing guidelines for reporting on conflicts, violence, emergencies, and elections.

For further guidance, refer to the following:

United Appellate Board of Regional Broadcasters: mediacouncil.ge

Code of Conduct for Broadcasters: matsne.gov.ge

Charter Editorial Guidelines: qartia.ge

This editorial guide was developed as part of the EU4Media project in collaboration with Miranda Hurst, Edinburgh Napier University Journalism Lecturer, and Natia Kuprashvili, Tbilisi State University Associate Professor.