The aim of our research is to demonstrate the editorial policy of our studied pub-lications regarding the "prison scandal”, that is, to show how the contemporary Georgian print media fights against violence in prison.
Prisoners' torture case was opened several days before the October 2012 parliamentary elections and the torture facts were also publicized. This political scandal played a decisive role in changing the government via elections by the way since 1991 on the history of independent Georgia it was firstly that the pow-er has been peacefully changed. That way for us it was very interesting to study the role of media played by visualization of the most scandalous story by using different nonverbal codes to enrich the verbal text.
The empirical basis of our study include the Georgian press in 2012-2014, in particular, the following magazines and newspapers: “24 Hours”, “Resonance”, “Kviris Palitra”, “Prime Time”, “Asaval-Dasavali”, "Tabula" and "Liberal".
Based on content analysis and the semiotic analysis of the visuals of the studied magazines and newspapers clearly demonstrate the points of view of the author of the article as well as the publication's position about the "prison scandal" and in general about the fight against violence.
Political scandal, Georgia, Media research