Tbilisi. The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics expresses its concern in regard to a verbal abuse of a journalist of an online publication “Batumelebi” committed by Jumber Vardmanidze, Mayor of Khelvachauri.
“According to disseminated information, Mayor got irritated after a journalist asked a question related to usage of an official vehicle of Mayor to attend pre-election meetings. He verbally insulted and brutally swore the journalist right after he heard the question. The Charter considers it important to respond immediately to such cases so as to ensure that the syndrome of impunity does not become contagious to other public figures”.