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Police block entry to Armenian village amidst protests against border delimitation

The village of Kirants has been closed to non-residents since Sunday.

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Memories of Russia’s war loom over Gori foreign agent law protest

At a small demonstration in the town against the foreign agent bill — dubbed the Russian law — such memories came to the fore.

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From police escort to police beating: documenting Georgia’s protests

Last week, I had a four-man police escort guarding me at an Alt Info demonstration, this week the police were beating journalists. 

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‘My son is not a smuggler’: how Azerbaijan detains critics

Azerbaijan has detained journalists and activists on charges of smuggling money, but their families claim that the accusations are far from the truth. 

‘My son is not a smuggler’: how Azerbaijan detains critics

Azerbaijan has detained journalists and activists on charges of smuggling money, but their families claim that the accusations are far from the truth. 

Why is Georgian Dream reviving the foreign agent law?

Georgia’s ruling party has promised to pass a controversial ‘foreign agents’ law just six months before parliamentary elections, but the reasons for the move are unclear.

Why is Georgian Dream reviving the foreign agent law?

Georgia’s ruling party has promised to pass a controversial ‘foreign agents’ law just six months before parliamentary elections, but the reasons for the move are unclear.

The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

The disappearing villages of Samtskhe-Javakheti

In south Georgia, many once populous villages are facing rapid abandonment, with their former inhabitants driven to leave by harsh environmental conditions and government neglect. 

‘Competing to be most pro-Russian’: Abkhazia prepares for Russian presidential elections

Abkhazia’s government and opposition have been calling for citizens to vote in the upcoming Russian presidential elections, but sentiment amongst Abkhazian people is conflicted.

‘Competing to be most pro-Russian’: Abkhazia prepares for Russian presidential elections

Abkhazia’s government and opposition have been calling for citizens to vote in the upcoming Russian presidential elections, but sentiment amongst Abkhazian people is conflicted.

Opinion

Opinion | Four years of entrapment: why Azerbaijan’s land borders remain closed

Azerbaijan’s land borders have been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Opinion | Georgia’s minimum wage is stuck in the 90s

It’s past time for Georgia to raise its minimum wage, which has remained unchanged since the 1990s. 

Opinion | How Azerbaijan uses ‘anti-colonialism’ to authoritarian ends

Azerbaijan’s official statements have in recent months taken a new turn, using anti-colonial rhetoric to criticise Western countries for their involvement in the region.