All three materials in question concerned the copying of the
personal post published by Tamar Chikovani on her own Facebook
page, about the events developed in village Phoka, where a group of
persons burned down a residential house. The Facebook post created
the impression that the arson had been committed on a
religious-ethnic ground. The information had not been verified,
while other media outlets disseminated different information. The
Patriarchate also confirmed that the incident had no religious
grounds. Due to the publication of unverified information, the
public was not able to receive the accurate information.
The Council concluded that the First (accuracy) and Seventh
(discrimination) Principles of the Charter were violated. The case
was reviewed by the Charter online. The media outlets neither
cooperated with the Charter nor specified the persons responsible
for the material.