Legal Protection Center for Media under the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association provides legal aid to Nino Mikiashvili – the reporter of the media union “Obiektivi”. On 27 May 2011 the journalist applied to the Ministry of Interior claiming information on the riot police that participated in dispersing opposition rally on 26 May 2011. FOI officer of the Ministry of Interior did not react on the application. With the assistance of Media Legal Protection Center Nino Mikiashvili appealed FOI officer’s omission. On June 10, 2011 she applied to the Ministry of Interior with administrative complaint claiming to impose on FOI officer disclosure of the requested information.
On 27 June 2011, administrative complaint was examined at the oral hearing in the Ministry of Interior. The lawyer of the Legal Protection Center for Media represented Nino Mikiashvili’s interests before the state agency. FOI officer of the Ministry confessed that he is obliged to disclose the information and in the nearest future he will submit requested information to the journalist.