Front page of Bechdvit, 7 October 2016
|Owner(s)||Grigol Rcheulishvili & PERSON|
|Founded||November 3, 1821|
|Headquarters||612 Lakimos Avenue, Kaspi, 18014|
|Circulation||243,582 (as of December 2016)|
The Bechdvit (Varkan: ბეჭდვით) is a Varkan national daily newspaper. Founded in 1821 as a local paper replacing the radical Kaspi Damkvirvebeli, it was known as Kaspi Bechdvit until 1959. The Bechdvit is influential in the design and publishing arena, sponsoring many awards in Varkana. The Bechdvit has been edited by ??? since 1995.
Ownership and finances
In February 2016, Bechdvit published an article regarding the arrest of ??, a Parani citizen allegedly involved in a plot to assassinate Caliph Yassin bin Hussein al-Bayt, reporting that ?? had been trained by the SSD without citing any sources. The ??? prosecutor accused Bechdvit of carrying misinformation and threatened to engage in legal actions on behalf of the government. She wrote: "This article is about how those [Bechdvit's] false claims — fabrications, really — were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news." Bechdvit later retracted its article.
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