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Frontera employee reportedly takes own life after ‘not being paid for 14 months’ 

The American oil and gas company has a controversial history in Georgia, including labour disputes and a falling-out with the government.

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Georgian basketballer faces backlash for joining Russian club

The controversy around Shengelia is part of a growing movement demanding that famous Georgians avoid Russia. 

Georgian basketballer faces backlash for joining Russian club

The controversy around Shengelia is part of a growing movement demanding that famous Georgians avoid Russia. 

Activists in Armenia raise the alarm over oil-covered storks 

Environmentalists and the Ministry of Environment have accused fisheries of polluting the waters where the birds feed.

Activists in Armenia raise the alarm over oil-covered storks 

Environmentalists and the Ministry of Environment have accused fisheries of polluting the waters where the birds feed.

Watchdogs fear new communications bill puts Georgian media freedom at risk

The state’s communications regulator has demanded a mandate to appoint ‘special managers’ to telecoms operators. 

Watchdogs fear new communications bill puts Georgian media freedom at risk

The state’s communications regulator has demanded a mandate to appoint ‘special managers’ to telecoms operators. 

Austrian authorities probe murder of man identified as Kadyrov critic Mamikhan Umarov

Austrian authorities have detained two men allegedly involved in the killing.

Austrian authorities probe murder of man identified as Kadyrov critic Mamikhan Umarov

Austrian authorities have detained two men allegedly involved in the killing.

Russian authorities conclude investigation into murder of Daghestan’s Chernovik newspaper founder

Khadzhimurad Kamalov’s brother has insisted that the men accused of the murder are innocent.

Russian authorities conclude investigation into murder of Daghestan’s Chernovik newspaper founder

Khadzhimurad Kamalov’s brother has insisted that the men accused of the murder are innocent.

Azerbaijani oil workers told to ‘take pay cut or face dismissal’

Oil firm Bahar Energy, owned by a Cayman Islands-registered corporation, has been accused of ‘grossly violating’ labour legislation.

Clothing photoshoot in Yerevan leads to homophobic uproar online

Queer rights activists have warned of attempts to whip-up homophobic hatred in an attempt to damage the government’s popularity.

Features & Analysis

‘Life shouldn’t be a luxury’ — a Georgian woman’s struggle to afford life-saving cancer treatment

Despite partial government-funding for cancer treatment in Georgia, for society’s most vulnerable, the remaining costs can still be insurmountable.

‘Life shouldn’t be a luxury’ — a Georgian woman’s struggle to afford life-saving cancer treatment

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Despite partial government-funding for cancer treatment in Georgia, for society’s most vulnerable, the remaining costs can still be insurmountable.

Colony 13: Coronavirus in an Azerbaijani prison

Bad sanitary detention conditions and poor food put prisoners at high risk of infection with reportedly much more cases than the authorities announced.

Colony 13: Coronavirus in an Azerbaijani prison

By Sabina Abubakirova

Bad sanitary detention conditions and poor food put prisoners at high risk of infection with reportedly much more cases than the authorities announced.

Analysis | Lost in the census: Mingrelian and Svan languages face extinction in Georgia

Despite data suggesting thousands of native Mingrelian and Svan speakers, fears of nationalism are holding back efforts to save the languages.

Analysis | Lost in the census: Mingrelian and Svan languages face extinction in Georgia

By David Sichinava

Despite data suggesting thousands of native Mingrelian and Svan speakers, fears of nationalism are holding back efforts to save the languages.

A million voices for the Kremlin’s propaganda — the Alliance of Patriots’ ‘million-person poll’

An anti-Western party, whose members are also members of the Georgian parliament, is using this question to ‘investigate’ the attitudes of the population.

A million voices for the Kremlin’s propaganda — the Alliance of Patriots’ ‘million-person poll’

By Tamuna Gegidze

An anti-Western party, whose members are also members of the Georgian parliament, is using this question to ‘investigate’ the attitudes of the population.

‘This is no life’: The disillusionment of Azerbaijani migrants in Poland

Despite a dream of prosperity, Azerbaijani workers have found themselves mired in low wage jobs with almost no legal protections. 

‘This is no life’: The disillusionment of Azerbaijani migrants in Poland

By OC Media

Despite a dream of prosperity, Azerbaijani workers have found themselves mired in low wage jobs with almost no legal protections. 

Opinion

Opinion | Azerbaijan’s COVID-19 response: anything but adequate

By using the pandemic as cover to increase repression, Azerbaijani authorities have failed in their most basic duties.  

Opinion | The conflict between Church and state during a pandemic endangers us all

The Church’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic are an escalation of a long-simmering conflict with the Georgian state.  

Editorial | The Georgian government’s year-long venture to tame Adjara TV is about to succeed

After a barrage of criticism from the government and a series of firings and ‘reorganisations’ — the broadcaster’s neutrality is under serious threat.

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