Coronavirus live updates | Second coronavirus patient dies in Georgia

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

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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.  

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.  

Nagorno-Karabakh elections yield inconclusive results 

No party gained a majority in parliament and the presidential elections are set to go to a second round.

Nagorno-Karabakh elections yield inconclusive results 

No party gained a majority in parliament and the presidential elections are set to go to a second round.

Video | Company Town

This old industrial town in western Georgia is famous for its manganese mines. But the industry, the city’s lifeblood, is now literally undermining the homes of some of its residents. Meanwhile, the Georgian government sits back and does nothing.

Video | Company Town

This old industrial town in western Georgia is famous for its manganese mines. But the industry, the city’s lifeblood, is now literally undermining the homes of some of its residents. Meanwhile, the Georgian government sits back and does nothing.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s first night under curfew

On 31 March at 21:00, the streets of Tbilisi emptied as the country entered its first night of curfew. 

In pictures | Tbilisi’s first night under curfew

On 31 March at 21:00, the streets of Tbilisi emptied as the country entered its first night of curfew. 

Georgia introduces curfew

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has announced that the country is ‘practically’ going into a nationwide quarantine from Tuesday at 08:00. 

Georgia introduces curfew

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has announced that the country is ‘practically’ going into a nationwide quarantine from Tuesday at 08:00. 

Azerbaijani students ‘beaten’ after complaining about quarantine conditions

A group of students who were evacuated from Turkey to Nakhchivan have complained of being held in dire conditions.

South Ossetia goes into quarantine

The measures being enacted include closing shops and restaurants and banning foreign citizens from entering. 

Features & Analysis

No place for transgender people in Georgia’s labour market

The chronic instability of Georgia's workplaces meets social stigma

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Analysis | Air pollution in Tbilisi nearly halved by COVID-19 measures

Particulate matter in Tbilisi’s air has fallen by as much as 45% following the introduction of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Analysis | Air pollution in Tbilisi nearly halved by COVID-19 measures

By CRRC

Particulate matter in Tbilisi’s air has fallen by as much as 45% following the introduction of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

One year since Ingushetia’s protests

The wave of repression since last year’s historic protests in Magas has left a deep mark on the Republic.

One year since Ingushetia’s protests

By Izabella Yevloeva

The wave of repression since last year’s historic protests in Magas has left a deep mark on the Republic.

‘Head in Georgia, feet in Armenia’: life in a border village

Khojorni residents are hemmed in by a border that separates them from the pastures and forests that sustain their way of life.

‘Head in Georgia, feet in Armenia’: life in a border village

By Gita Elibekyan

Khojorni residents are hemmed in by a border that separates them from the pastures and forests that sustain their way of life.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part III — Control

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at a high-tech textile factory in Poti.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part III — Control

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at a high-tech textile factory in Poti.

The name game in Azerbaijan: protection or discrimination?

Azerbaijan’s list of banned names is supposed to protect children from ridicule, but many suspect the true purpose is ethnic discrimnation.

The name game in Azerbaijan: protection or discrimination?

By Rahim Shaliyev

Azerbaijan’s list of banned names is supposed to protect children from ridicule, but many suspect the true purpose is ethnic discrimnation.

Opinion

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.

Opinion | After disappointing elections a new way forward for Azerbaijan’s opposition? 

Azerbaijan’s opposition must take to heart the lessons it has learned after the failure of their ‘elections only’ strategy.

Opinion | This election was our first ‘OK boomer’ to Azerbaijan’s political order

From boredom and camaraderie to confrontations with carousel voters, this was my experience as an observer in Azerbaijan’s recent election.

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