April 1, 2023
From: Inside Story

1000’s are offended at a so-called ‘overseas agent’ invoice making its means by way of parliament.

A invoice making its means by way of Georgia’s parliament has led to protests and anger.

The so-called “overseas brokers” legislation would require NGOs and media retailers with greater than 20 p.c of overseas funding to register with the state.

The Georgian authorities insists this may deliver extra transparency to overseas affect within the former Soviet republic.

However opponents say it’s a technique to crack down on critics and management the media.

So, what’s behind the draft laws?

And if it turns into legislation, how will it have an effect on Georgia’s relationship with the West, and its European Union membership ambitions?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Maximilian Hess – Fellow on the International Coverage Analysis Institute

Helen Khoshtaria – Politician and founding father of the Georgian opposition occasion, Droa

Donnacha Ó Beacháin – Writer and professor of post-Soviet politics at Dublin Metropolis College

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