On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, a public lecture on “Media in Covert Surveillance Materials” was organized by the IBSU Journalism Program on September 28. The lecture was delivered by Natia Kapanadze, the founder of the non-governmental organization “Media Rights”, coordinator of the “Coalition for Media Advocacy”.
Natia Kapanadze elaborated on the legal issues that regulate covert surveillance, as well as the importance of media and citizens’ rights and freedoms, problems caused by covert surveillance and obstruction of professional activities, including the field ofjournalism. Natia Kapanadze also talked about ways to solve problems legally.
“It is bvious, that our work – journalism is one of the most difficult and dangerous professions in the world but we need to know that any violation related to the illegal restriction of journalistic activity means that the person who restricts it also restricts the access of other people to information. “We hope that lawyers and specialists in international law will find appropriate arguments to protect your own security, personal and business relations,” said Natia Kapanadze, a media law specialist.
September 28 is an International Day for Universal Access to Information.