Posted: 17 Apr 2010Caucaz.com (Tbilisi), 14 Apr 2010, Sophie Tournon: "'Pervyi kavkazski' (First Caucasian) began broadcasting on the Internet in January 2010. Then, shortly after the launch of [Eutelsat W7] (via Baikonur), it was available to all the owners of satellite dishes in the Caucasus. Its coverage is wide, because it spans the northern and southern Caucasus, Russia and beyond. The advent of Pervyi kavkazski, also known by its trademark 1K, is part of Georgian State's communication policy, which uses television as a portal through which they project their worldview. ... About Pervyi Kavkazski, [journalist] O. Panfilov said: ... 'Pervyi Kavkazski kind of takes over for Radio Liberty. This television channel must spread liberal ideas in the post-Soviet space.'"
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