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