Examining the overall trend in 1995 to 2000 in Shevarnadze’s Georgia, the author suggests that when the legitimacy of the leader declines, so does also the freedom of the media. In the quasi-absence of overt censorship in the country S. Davis concludes that the most pervasive of the violations of the freedom of the press was self-censorship. She notably casts light on a generational issue that often caused trouble: Older people in the media often self-censored whence state-controlled media remained the mouthpiece for official information.

The Redaction
CER: II-7.3.C-609