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Georgian opposition ‘march for freedom’

Thousands marched through central Tbilisi calling for the release of Nika Melia and for snap elections to be called.

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Leak targets prominent Azerbaijani feminist in run-up to Women’s Day 

The private Facebook conversations from Gulnara Mehdiyeva were published amidst an online campaign targeting women’s rights activists.

Leak targets prominent Azerbaijani feminist in run-up to Women’s Day 

The private Facebook conversations from Gulnara Mehdiyeva were published amidst an online campaign targeting women’s rights activists.

Political crisis in Armenia continues

Armenia remains in a tense political stand-off after the country’s top military brass called for Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation.

Political crisis in Armenia continues

Armenia remains in a tense political stand-off after the country’s top military brass called for Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation.

Georgian activist arrested ‘for shouting anti-government slogans’

An activist from the Shame Movement was fined $600 after being arrested while shouting anti-government slogans from a pavement outside parliament.

Georgian activist arrested ‘for shouting anti-government slogans’

An activist from the Shame Movement was fined $600 after being arrested while shouting anti-government slogans from a pavement outside parliament.

Health workers in Azerbaijan protest ‘exploitation’

Health workers from a state-run COVID-19 hospital in Baku demanding unpaid salaries.

Health workers in Azerbaijan protest ‘exploitation’

Health workers from a state-run COVID-19 hospital in Baku demanding unpaid salaries.

N!DA activist imprisoned ‘for post targeting Aliyev’

Abbasov was charged with illegal use of narcotic substances while allegedly tortured and threatened with rape.

N!DA activist imprisoned ‘for post targeting Aliyev’

Abbasov was charged with illegal use of narcotic substances while allegedly tortured and threatened with rape.

South Ossetia crisis becomes constitutional

The crisis in South Ossetia reached new heights after the 2021 budget was adopted dispite not enough MPs being present to achieve a quorum.

Protests and Western condemnation after Georgia opposition raid

The US Embassy said they were ‘dismayed by the polarising rhetoric from Georgia’s leadership at a time of crisis’.

Features & Analysis

Abkhazia seeks to revive its rail link to the outside world

With transport links poised to reopen following the Nagorno-Karabakh war, Abkhazian politicians are pushing to reopen their own dormant railway line.

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New policies threaten Armenia's press freedom

One new proposed law would penalise ‘insult or slander’ of government officials with up to 2 years in prison. 

New policies threaten Armenia's press freedom

By Ani Avetisyan

One new proposed law would penalise ‘insult or slander’ of government officials with up to 2 years in prison. 

Five months in, crisis in South Ossetia shows little sign of abating

After months of protests, threats, and boycotting of parliament, the crisis over the death in custody of Inal Dzhabiev is continuing unabated.

Five months in, crisis in South Ossetia shows little sign of abating

By Zarina Sanakoeva

After months of protests, threats, and boycotting of parliament, the crisis over the death in custody of Inal Dzhabiev is continuing unabated.

Georgia’s Trump-loving alt-right begin broadcasting on TV 

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians are now receiving Trump worship, conspiracy theories, and homophobic and xenophobic hate directly on their screens.

Georgia’s Trump-loving alt-right begin broadcasting on TV 

By Shota Kincha

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians are now receiving Trump worship, conspiracy theories, and homophobic and xenophobic hate directly on their screens.

‘I thought I was invincible’ — the Georgian teenagers gambling online

Loopholes in the age verification process and pervasive advertising have led to an addiction epidemic among young Georgians.

‘I thought I was invincible’ — the Georgian teenagers gambling online

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Loopholes in the age verification process and pervasive advertising have led to an addiction epidemic among young Georgians.

Abkhazia moves to shut down cryptomining as blackouts escalate

While the authorities blame cryptocurrency miners for the blackouts, experts say the problem goes much deeper.

Abkhazia moves to shut down cryptomining as blackouts escalate

By Marianna Kotova

While the authorities blame cryptocurrency miners for the blackouts, experts say the problem goes much deeper.

Opinion

Opinion | Georgian democracy on life support

A democratic deficit risks Georgia descending into autocratic rule and beginning to reproduce the worst elements of it’s northern neighbour.

Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

Opinion | Azerbaijan’s new reality

After the war, Ilham Aliyev’s rule seems unassailable, but already this new order of things is showing cracks in its foundation. 

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