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About the Service

Operating out of Tbilisi, Radio Tavisupleba reports in Georgian and Russian languages. 

Broadcasts on radio and TV and expanding online audience to reach youth. 

Exclusive stories and investigative reporting are regularly cited by national media and have led to government action. 

Counters Russian and local disinformation with unbiased, impartial approach to public interest stories. 

Russian-language Ekho Kavkaza unit provides uncensored alternative to Kremlin-controlled information in occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia. 

Focuses on public corruption: Investigation exposing police abuse of power led judge to free a local businessman who had been framed. 

After a Tavisupleba documentary about a housing settlement outside Tbilisi, the Prime Minister made a statement. 

Reaching Audiences

Media Climate

Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index ranks Georgia 77th out of 180 countries. 


#Media4Equality 2022

#Media4Equality 2022 prizes for Best National Multimedia Product and Contribution to Ethical Journalism. 

EU Prize for Journalism

Lela Kunchulia and Shio Khidasheli’s video “I have no hatred in me” honored with prestigious EU Prize for Journalism award for peace journalism. 

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Latest Updates

RFE/RL President & CEO Jamie Fly Meets with Top Government Officials in Georgia, Romania

During visits to Georgia and Romania last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) President and CEO Jamie Fly advocated for the importance of independent media.

RFE/RL’s Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows Visit Washington, D.C.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows visited Washington, D.C. last week.

RFE/RL President Jamie Fly meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili

RFE/RL’s Fly Presses Officials On Journalist Safety During Visit To Georgia, Armenia

RFE/RL President Jamie Fly addressed the importance of press freedom and journalist safety during visits last week to Georgia and Armenia.

Service Director

Natia Zambakhidze

Natia Zambakhidze, Service Director of RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, known locally as Radio Tavisupleba, joined RFE/RL in June 2018. She has an extensive background in TV journalism in Georgia, having worked for leading broadcasters since the early 1990’s, including TV company Rustavi 2 (1999-2006) as a reporter, anchor, host and a producer of the news and political shows. During this time, Zambakhidze covered all major political and social developments in Georgia and the region including the Rose and Orange Revolutions. Zambakhidze left journalism in 2006 and joined the foreign service. Before joining RFE/RL, she worked as a Senior Political Counselor for the Georgian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Zambakhidze earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Tbilisi. 

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