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Protests and Western condemnation follow jailing of Georgian government critic

Nika Gvaramia, the director of opposition TV Station Mtavari Arkhi, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

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Borjomi water to be ‘partially nationalised’

Borjomi, which is majority-owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, indefinitely ceased production in late April.

Borjomi water to be ‘partially nationalised’

Borjomi, which is majority-owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, indefinitely ceased production in late April.

Defiant activist blocks South Ossetian authorities from dropping charges against her

Tamara Mearakishvili has insisted on clearing her name, instead of having the charges swept under the rug.

Defiant activist blocks South Ossetian authorities from dropping charges against her

Tamara Mearakishvili has insisted on clearing her name, instead of having the charges swept under the rug.

Georgia marks 17 May with Christian rally and closed queer event

Globally, 17 May is marked as the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Georgia marks 17 May with Christian rally and closed queer event

Globally, 17 May is marked as the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Owner of fire-bombed queer bar wins ECHR case against Armenia

DIY bar was set alight in 2012, with one of the owners forced to flee the country after receiving death threats.

Owner of fire-bombed queer bar wins ECHR case against Armenia

DIY bar was set alight in 2012, with one of the owners forced to flee the country after receiving death threats.

Pashinyan slams CSTO members for arms trade with Azerbaijan

The Armenian Prime Minister also criticised members of the alliance for not supporting Armenia, including when Azerbaijan crossed into its territory.

Pashinyan slams CSTO members for arms trade with Azerbaijan

The Armenian Prime Minister also criticised members of the alliance for not supporting Armenia, including when Azerbaijan crossed into its territory.

Anti-government protest allowed to go ahead in Baku 

Dozens of people gathered in Baku's central Fountain Square over the weekend in protest against violence and threats toward government critics.

South Ossetia to hold Russian annexation referendum on 17 July

President-elect Alan Gagloyev has previously opposed the initiative by the outgoing president, arguing that they should wait for a signal from Moscow.

Features & Analysis

The woman challenging Georgia’s far-right

Samira Bayramova’s activism has made her a target of radical right-wing groups in southern Georgia.

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Datablog | Both religion and the county’s Soviet past contribute to Homophobia in Georgia

Religiosity appears to encourage homophobia — but so too does a communist past.

Datablog | Both religion and the county’s Soviet past contribute to Homophobia in Georgia

By Giorgi Babunashvili

Religiosity appears to encourage homophobia — but so too does a communist past.

Censorship and violence: the challenges to press freedom in the Caucasus in 2022

OC Media spoke with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, and Georgia about the challenges they must overcome to report the news.

Censorship and violence: the challenges to press freedom in the Caucasus in 2022

By Shota Kincha

OC Media spoke with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, and Georgia about the challenges they must overcome to report the news.

Invisible scars: Children, war, and mental health in Azerbaijan

Two wars and repeated clashes have taken their toll on Azerbaijani children living near Nagorno-Karabakh’s line of contact.

Invisible scars: Children, war, and mental health in Azerbaijan

By Parvana Rahimova

Two wars and repeated clashes have taken their toll on Azerbaijani children living near Nagorno-Karabakh’s line of contact.

Kidnapped outside Mariupol

Huseyn Abdullayev, an Azerbaijani student held for a month by Russian troops, tells of daily abuse, torture, and apparent extrajudicial executions. 

Kidnapped outside Mariupol

By Ismi Aghayev

Huseyn Abdullayev, an Azerbaijani student held for a month by Russian troops, tells of daily abuse, torture, and apparent extrajudicial executions. 

Russian émigrés face chilly reception in Georgia

Worries over war-related migration from Russia reflect Georgians’ struggle to make sense of the war in Ukraine.

Russian émigrés face chilly reception in Georgia

By Shota Kincha

Worries over war-related migration from Russia reflect Georgians’ struggle to make sense of the war in Ukraine.

Opinion

Opinion | The world has woken up to the Russian terror that the Chechens know only too well

Russia’s wars against Chechnya have provided the blueprint for its brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Opinion | The silent victims of war

In post-war Azerbaijan, the wives and widows of soldiers are revered only as long as they remain unquestioning.

Editorial | Russia’s imperialist invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion is a resurgence of an ideology that should have been left in the dustbin of history;  for the Caucasus, this is a profound threat.

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