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Sakinformi

The owner of 100 percent of shares in the news agency Sakinfomi LLC is the editor-in-chief of the edition Arno Khidirbegishvili. During the Soviet period, Sakinformi was a state owned agency; then, in the first years of independence of Georgia, it was subordinated to the Administration of President while in 2004, the agency was abolished. The news agency Sakinformi was restored in 2010.

Sakinformi has an openly pro-Russian editorial policy and is engaged in fabrication of information based on Russian media sources (REGNUM, RT, warfiles.ru, Nakanune.RU, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and others). The agency is also known for its xenophobic and homophobic content.

According to damoukidebloba.com, the domain of Sakinformi is registered on the name of Taras Gagnidze who is the leader of the pro-Russian organization called Historical Heritage.

In 2016, 34 editorial comments containing hate speech were published on web-portal Sakinform and from them, 19 were homophobic. With regards to the Turkophobic statements, the Russian was presented vs. Turkey and unfounded appeal was being made to Kars agreement.

April 2, 2013 - Present - Arno Khidirbegishvili 100%

Sakinformi has an openly pro-Russian editorial policy and is engaged in fabrication of information based on Russian media sources (REGNUM, RT, warfiles.ru, Nakanune.RU, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and others). The agency is also known for its xenophobic and homophobic content.

According to damoukidebloba.com, the domain of Sakinformi is registered on the name of Taras Gagnidze who is the leader of the pro-Russian organization called Historical Heritage.

In 2016, 34 editorial comments containing hate speech were published on web-portal Sakinform and from them, 19 were homophobic. With regards to the Turkophobic statements, the Russian was presented vs. Turkey and unfounded appeal was being made to Kars agreement.