Tamta Onoprishvili violated Charter's first and ninth principle

The article in question was titled “QNET is legal business and does not have any connections with financial pyramid”. Charter council reached out to Primetime editor who confirmed that the material was advertisement. Therefore, as the article did not contain any mark that this article was not prepared as a journalistic product 9th principle of the Charter was violated. This principle requires journalists to differentiate between advertisement and editorial material. This is more necessary if there are facts provided, because this type of material resembles journalistic product and there is a chance that facts will be incorrect. Moreover, because the information was based on one source, it was not verified and did not contain responses from people not satisfied with QNET, first principle (accuracy) was also violated.

Applicant attended the case hearing. Editor of primetime.ge answered Charter’s questions via phone.