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Georgian Communications Commission levies fines on TV channels for 'political' content

Opposition-leaning channel Mtavari was fined $35,000, while government-leaning Imedi was fined $800.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to bilateral commission in Sochi summit

According to Vladimir Putin, the commission will be ready before the end of the year.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to bilateral commission in Sochi summit

According to Vladimir Putin, the commission will be ready before the end of the year.

Watchdogs: Georgian Forest Fund lost 500 square kilometers in 5 years

A new report from a coalition of environmental and rights groups casts doubt on Georgia’s recent commitment to sustainable forest management. 

Watchdogs: Georgian Forest Fund lost 500 square kilometers in 5 years

A new report from a coalition of environmental and rights groups casts doubt on Georgia’s recent commitment to sustainable forest management. 

Georgian cities of Batumi and Zugdidi approve annual budgets amid protests

Six people were arrested in rallies outside the city councils of Batumi and Zugdidi after confrontations between law enforcement and opposition supporters.

Georgian cities of Batumi and Zugdidi approve annual budgets amid protests

Six people were arrested in rallies outside the city councils of Batumi and Zugdidi after confrontations between law enforcement and opposition supporters.

ECHR rules mother’s rights violated in Chechnya custody dispute

Luiza Tapayeva was denied custody of her children after the death of her husband.

ECHR rules mother’s rights violated in Chechnya custody dispute

Luiza Tapayeva was denied custody of her children after the death of her husband.

Student boycotts school in Baku over alleged homophobic abuse

The 17-year-old is boycotting his Baku school, because of alleged years-long homophobic abuse from classmates and the school administration.

Student boycotts school in Baku over alleged homophobic abuse

The 17-year-old is boycotting his Baku school, because of alleged years-long homophobic abuse from classmates and the school administration.

Chechnya proposes Russian ban on reporting ethnicity in criminal cases

The authors of the new law accused  Russian media of promoting negative attitudes towards ethnic groups and inciting violence against them.

Pashinyan: Azerbaijan did not demand ‘corridor’ at working level  

Pashinyan made the statement during his first press conference since the end of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Features & Analysis

Torture and survival in Chechnya

A harrowing story of one human rights activist’s abduction, torture, and exile.

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Datablog | Georgians increasingly optimistic about joining the EU

Despite worsening relations between the EU and Georgia, new survey data suggests Georgians are increasingly optimistic about joining the bloc.

Datablog | Georgians increasingly optimistic about joining the EU

By Lucas Fagliano

Despite worsening relations between the EU and Georgia, new survey data suggests Georgians are increasingly optimistic about joining the bloc.

A history of displacement: Meskhetians in Azerbaijan and Ukraine cling to their identity

Seventy-seven years have passed since Stalin deported the Meskhetians from Western Georgia to Central Asia.

A history of displacement: Meskhetians in Azerbaijan and Ukraine cling to their identity

By Ismayil Fataliyev

Seventy-seven years have passed since Stalin deported the Meskhetians from Western Georgia to Central Asia.

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

By Ani Avetisyan

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications. 

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

By Marianna Kotova

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications. 

Street art in Georgia: Vandalism or self-expression? 

Not so long ago, Tbilisi residents used to complain that street art was a blemish on the face of the city, now it’s one of the city’s most famous attractions.

Street art in Georgia: Vandalism or self-expression? 

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Not so long ago, Tbilisi residents used to complain that street art was a blemish on the face of the city, now it’s one of the city’s most famous attractions.

Opinion

Opinion | The far-reaching reasons for the Batumi tragedy

The collapse of a residential building in Batumi that took the lives of nine people, including three children, shook Georgia.

Opinion | The ignored, the unwanted, and the unforgiven

Victory Day was a showcase for the new dominant state narrative in Azerbaijan, but recent border violence has revealed its limits. 

Opinion | Back to the ‘no war, no peace’ limbo

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh transformed Armenians from victors into the vanquished and so revealed 30 years of illusion and hypocrisy.

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