Rencontre de M. Diégo Colas avec les médias géorgiens
Le 14 novembre 2019, l’Ambassadeur de France en Géorgie M. Diégo Colas a reçu les représentants des principaux médias géorgiens à la résidence de France.
Cette première rencontre avec les journalistes a permis d’échanger sur la situation en Géorgie et d’évoquer la liberté de la presse, le paysage médiatique actuel, ainsi que d’écouter les préoccupations des professionnels de ce domaine.
En se présentant, M. Colas a fait également part de ses priorités pour son action en Géorgie. Ces priorités incluent le soutien à l’européanisation concrète de la Géorgie, ainsi que la promotion des principes démocratiques, notamment la protection des droits de l’Homme, la liberté de la presse et la lutte contre les discriminations. Elles incluent également le renforcement de l’enseignement de la langue française dans le pays, comme ouverture vers l’Europe et vers des formations universitaires et des emplois de qualité.
Online meeting focuses on prospects of cooperation in the trade and economic sphere between Turkmenistan and France
The online meeting held with the participation of the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the France-Turkmenistan Chamber of Commerce Prospects focused on the prospects for development of Turkmen-French cooperation in the trade and economic sphere.
The meeting participants exchanged views on the prospects for intensifying mutually beneficial partnership in its priority areas, including trade and investment, oil and gas industry, as well as cooperation between businessmen of the two states.
Particular attention was paid to the great potential for expanding cooperation due to the course pursued by Turkmenistan with the aim to modernize and diversify the national economy, establish a modern industrial infrastructure, and encourage private sector.
The meeting participants also touched upon the impact of the current epidemiological situation on the international and regional trade and economic relations.
In this context, it was underlined the timeliness of a number of measures taken by Turkmenistan and the possibility of taking new steps to reduce the impact of the global pandemic on the production sectors of national economies and solution of urgent social problems.
The meeting participants expressed the willingness to consider various forms of bilateral cooperation, including direct investment, establishment of joint ventures, project and structural financing, etc.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
David Zalkaliani has visited Leuville Estate and the Leuville cemetery of Georgians
France - Within the framework of his visit to France, the Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani visited the Leuville Estate and the Leuville cemetery of Georgians.
Paying tribute to the memory of the members of the government of the First Democratic Republic, David Zalkaliani laid wreathes of flowers on the graves of the President of the first Republic, Noe Zhordania and the Foreign Minister Akaki Chkhenkeli.
Zalkaliani also met with the granddaughter of the first President.
According to the Georgian Foreign Minister, the Leuville Estate is a symbol of historically strong friendship between Georgia and France.
"France Peace Media Network" establishes as an important leverage for global peace
“Journalists, as we are, will now work alongside national, regional and international institutions to make peace an important leverage for global balance.”
On July 27th ‘France Peace Media Network’ was launched at the Ibis Porte de Bercy hotel for providing a media platform for active communication among journalists and media persons who have agreed to contribute to the realization of peace journalism. About 20 French citizens and journalists attended in the ceremony and Mr. Makaila N'guebla from la Maison des journalists who proposed the peace media network made the above announcement as a congratulatory speech about establishment of the ‘France Peace Media Network’.
This network has been organized by an international peace NGO called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in cooperation with journalists who participated in the last two media forums held in France. Journalists participating in the network will increase the number of regular reports based on ‘peace journalism’, contribute peace contents through a sharing platform for articles and hold regular meetings to discuss ways to implement ‘peace journalism’.
Hamid Chriet, a political commentator of BBC and RT (Russia TV) said, “I do lots of intervention on BBC and RT. It is not easy to talk about Peace in the powerful countries with many interests in it. To make this network goes on we need an online platform that is autonomous and accessible in order to promote Peace. We can develop networking with other nations like gulf countries who are interested in and directly related to the subject of Peace, not just in France.
HWPL the host organization of the establishment of this network is an international registered peace NGO based in the United Nations Department of Global Communications and has consultative status with ECOSOC. With peace and respect for life as fundamental values, HWPL is engaged in a worldwide peace movement through international legislation, peace education projects and providing forums for inter-religious conversation. In particular, peace forums by HWPL have been held 40 times since November 2016 to facilitate peace journalism and peace-related news coverage with 176 journalists from 22 countries.
Media forum on ‘Peace Journalism’ held in France
As the world has suffered from the continuous threat of terrors and wars due to religious or ethical conflicts, journalists, students, and citizens gathered in media forum under the theme of ‘What is the Peace Journalism?’.
The forum, organized by an international peace NGO called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), was held at the Hôtel CIS Paris Ravel in Paris on June 22nd.
In commemoration of the 230th Bastille’s Day coming up next month, the forum had an open discussion between the journalists and the citizen about the role of the media and journalists for the realization of peace.
As discussed by the former BBC anchor Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung who expressed the concern that reports regarding violence take larger parts than reports regarding peace among internationally-interested news, peace journalism stresses that if the press put more weight on the peace-oriented perspective when it reports on the conflicted area, news audience would have a balanced view of the world, not a distorted view.
Ralph Sittie, a producer of Novart Production in France, said “Journalists have the influence to plant concept into the people either to build or to destroy so we as journalists need to be aware of our influence and tell the truth to the world without fear. The media should urge to stop the murder and weapons production caused by the war or conflict, and encourage a culture of peace through the Peace Journalism.”
Peace forums by HWPL have been held 40 times since November 2016 to facilitate peace journalism and peace-related news coverage with 176 journalists from 22 countries. According to HWPL, this voluntary discussion to seek freedom and responsibility of journalism will be further developed as a media network for peacebuilding.
The State of Israel has included Georgia in the list of safe countriesThe State of Israel has included Georgia in the list of safe countries which means that, according to Israel, no one in Georgia is under threat of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, political views. The inclusion of Georgia in the list of safe countries means that Georgian citizens’ applications for asylum (unless they are based on real reasons) will not be granted. The State of Israel is the fifth country after the Kingdom of Belgium, France, Bulgaria and Austria, to have placed Georgia on the list of safe countries.