Georgia limits photo and video recording at ballot stations

The Central Election Committee of Georgia adopted an order limiting photo and video recording on the day of voting ahead of the parliamentary elections; 11 voices «for» and 2 voices «against», Interfax-Azerbaijan reports.

The chairman of the CEC, Zurab Kharatishvili, told journalists that recording shouldn’t violate voters’ rights. The mass media representatives will not be allowed to work at the territory of ballot stations freely.

Journalists will have only first 10 minutes after entering a ballot station; then they will have to go to a special room and work the whole day there.

Moreover, journalists will have an opportunity to record members of election committees beyond a ballot station.

This decision will be appealed by non-governmental organizations.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza