VOA profiles First Caucasus News TV channel
August 13th, 2011 - 10:43 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
The Voice of America’s website includes a video and text report on the Georgian TV channel PIK. Georgia’s nationalist government discourages the use of Russian. It makes an exception, though, for PIK (First Caucasus News), a new state-funded, channel designed to break Moscow’s information grip on the region. Russia and Georgia have had no diplomatic ties since their war several years ago. PIK’s Director General is Radio Free Europe veteran Robert Parsons.