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Ex-CNN News Anchor Larry King- Member of Georgia’s Television Station TV9 Advisory Board

Published: September 5, 2012 | 5:30 pm
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The COMMERCIAL TIMES

Georgia’s television station TV 9 (linked to billionaire Georgian tycoon, opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili) said on September 5 that it has brought ex-CNN news anchor Larry King as member of its advisory board.

“I am very proud to become a member of TV9′s Advisory Board. As a journalist and media commentator, protecting the rights of journalists, preserving freedom of the press and promoting and protecting human rights around the world has been a cornerstone of my career. TV9, like any other new, independent news gathering organization, faces unprecedented challenges from the Georgian government in its mission to serve the people of Georgia as a free and independent source of news and information. Its young and idealistic staff deserves the support of Americans and Europeans who share its mission,” says King in the press-release issued by TV9.

TV9 senior management announced the formation and membership of TV9′s international advisory board on September 5.

The Advisory Board members include (in alphabetical order):

Les Gelb: President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Correspondent and Editorial Page Editor for New York Times.

Lee Hamilton: Former Congressman, Co-Chair of the 9/11 Commission, and former President of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Larry King: Nationally syndicated host of “Larry King Live” on CNN and philanthropist.

Giorgi Margvelashvili: Dean, Republic of Georgia Institute for Public Affairs

Robert Menard: French Journalist and Internationally Acclaimed Proponent of Media Freedom

Kahka Bekauri TV9′s President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “TV9′s management and staff are proud to have such a distinguished group of international journalists, former senior government officials, and human rights experts serving on its Advisory Board. TV9 will be relying on our Advisory Board members to promote and protect the editorial independence of TV9 in its goal of enhancing and preserving freedom of the press and a voice of independent news and views in the Republic of Georgia.”

 

 

 

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