Journalist at TV Rustavi 2 violated Charter's 8th principle

The coverage was about a new internet game. Journalist said that there were “several cases of suicide” among players. Journalist said that the game was very dangerous and despite this included most of the information about it. The reportage included information about the game principles, how to contact it and the number you have to call to start playing, which is not ethical. The Council thought that the journalistic product should not be an instrument for a minor to start playing dangerous game; therefore, Council decided that the 8th principle (children’s interest) was violated.

Applicant answered questions via phone. Responding journalist did not attend the hearing or provide a response.