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Azerbaijani court transfers opposition leader Tofig Yagublu to house arrest

The sudden reversal came as doctors warned his health was deteriorating due to his hunger strike.

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Investors: Georgia’s Nenskra Dam violates Svan rights

The EBRD found the project to be ‘non-compliant’ with its standards.

Investors: Georgia’s Nenskra Dam violates Svan rights

The EBRD found the project to be ‘non-compliant’ with its standards.

Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

The amendments are widely expected to pass in the third and final reading in the coming weeks.

Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

The amendments are widely expected to pass in the third and final reading in the coming weeks.

Ingush journalist Rashid Maysigov sentenced to 3 years in prison

The former journalist for Fortanga widely covered the Chechen–Ingush land swap dispute. 

Ingush journalist Rashid Maysigov sentenced to 3 years in prison

The former journalist for Fortanga widely covered the Chechen–Ingush land swap dispute. 

Top Georgian rugby official reportedly shoots player

Ramaz Kharazishvili, the former captain of the national rugby sevens side, has been hospitalised in Tbilisi following the incident. 

Top Georgian rugby official reportedly shoots player

Ramaz Kharazishvili, the former captain of the national rugby sevens side, has been hospitalised in Tbilisi following the incident. 

New judges for Armenia’s top court, opposition boycotts the vote 

One of the three new judges has been widely criticised of judicial malpractice for rulings made before the country’s 2018 revolution. 

New judges for Armenia’s top court, opposition boycotts the vote 

One of the three new judges has been widely criticised of judicial malpractice for rulings made before the country’s 2018 revolution. 

As COVID-19 numbers stabilise Armenia goes back to school 

Armenia’s schools open their doors for the first time since March, but under a list of harsh new restrictions. 

Azerbaijan seeks arrest of critics abroad

Azerbaijan has applied for Interpol red notices against seven people known for their criticism of the government.

Features & Analysis

Azerbaijanis from Baku to Berlin are demanding freedom for Tofig Yagublu 

The arrest, conviction, and subsequent hunger strike of Tofig Yagublu has resonated with many Azerbaijanis both inside Azerbaijan and abroad.

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‘My secret life’: Gay and Azerbaijani in rural Georgia

While strides have been made in fighting for queer rights in Tbilisi and Georgia’s other urban centres, queer members of Georgia’s ethnic minorities say they have been left behind.

‘My secret life’: Gay and Azerbaijani in rural Georgia

By Gulgun Mamedkhanova

While strides have been made in fighting for queer rights in Tbilisi and Georgia’s other urban centres, queer members of Georgia’s ethnic minorities say they have been left behind.

‘I felt I was in prison’: Georgian women in Italy’s shadow economy

Some spend years without seeing their children and many fall victim to gross exploitation. 

‘I felt I was in prison’: Georgian women in Italy’s shadow economy

By Teresa Di Mauro

Some spend years without seeing their children and many fall victim to gross exploitation. 

Datablog | Do Georgians think the Prosecutor’s Office is biased? 

The impartiality and effectiveness of the Prosecutor’s Office has come into question in recent years.

Datablog | Do Georgians think the Prosecutor’s Office is biased? 

By Eto Gagunashvili

The impartiality and effectiveness of the Prosecutor’s Office has come into question in recent years.

‘I was too young to become a mum’: Teenage pregnancies in Armenia

In Armenia, social stigma prevents many pregnant teenagers from seeking help and sometimes puts their very lives at risk.

‘I was too young to become a mum’: Teenage pregnancies in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

In Armenia, social stigma prevents many pregnant teenagers from seeking help and sometimes puts their very lives at risk.

Armenia’s new education standards under fire for lack of ‘Armenianness’

The proposed overhaul of the education system has elicited harsh criticism and more than a few conspiracy theories.

Armenia’s new education standards under fire for lack of ‘Armenianness’

By Dvin Titizian

The proposed overhaul of the education system has elicited harsh criticism and more than a few conspiracy theories.

Opinion

Opinion | Reflections on Abkhazia — the land of my soul

‘I am from Georgia and 20% of my country is occupied by Russia’ is a ubiquitous form of the Georgian narrative, but is it useful?

Opinion | It’s time for Georgia to challenge its narrative of the August War

Over a decade after the August War, Georgia’s government and society need to reexamine how we look at these conflicts.

Opinion | You can’t counter disinformation without strong media

We’re stuck in a vicious circle of democracy degradation — and the role of the media in solving this tangle is often misunderstood.

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