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Abusive ‘private’ lawsuits: Georgia’s government SLAPPs its critics 

Georgian officials are increasingly using private lawsuits to silence their critics free from public scrutiny. 

Abusive ‘private’ lawsuits: Georgia’s government SLAPPs its critics 

By Shota Kincha

Georgian officials are increasingly using private lawsuits to silence their critics free from public scrutiny. 

27/06/2024

A new wave of queer Georgian film under threat

As Georgia’s government intensifies its campaign against queer representation and activism, a new wave of films showcasing queer Georgian stories are at risk.

A new wave of queer Georgian film under threat

By Katharine Khamhaengwong

As Georgia’s government intensifies its campaign against queer representation and activism, a new wave of films showcasing queer Georgian stories are at risk.

21/06/2024

Fears in Abkhazia as Georgia grows closer to Russia

Politicians in both Abkhazia and Georgia appear to have hinted at the possibility of closer  relations. 

Fears in Abkhazia as Georgia grows closer to Russia

By OC Media

Politicians in both Abkhazia and Georgia appear to have hinted at the possibility of closer  relations. 

13/06/2024

Power of the people: what made Armenia’s Velvet Revolution successful?

Leading figures in Armenia’s Velvet Revolution discuss the factors and strategies that contributed to the movement's success.

Power of the people: what made Armenia’s Velvet Revolution successful?

By Arshaluys Barseghyan

Leading figures in Armenia’s Velvet Revolution discuss the factors and strategies that contributed to the movement's success.

3/06/2024

Beatings, harassment, and no arrests: Georgian Government critics under attack

Since Georgia’s government revived the foreign agent law, government critics have faced campaigns of harassment and beatings in the streets.

Beatings, harassment, and no arrests: Georgian Government critics under attack

By Shota Kincha

Since Georgia’s government revived the foreign agent law, government critics have faced campaigns of harassment and beatings in the streets.

10/05/2024

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.

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

By Mariam Nikuradze

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

12/04/2024

‘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

By Aytan Farhadova

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

26/03/2024

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

By Mzisa Khmaladze

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. 

13/03/2024

‘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

By OC Media

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.

6/03/2024

A forest in the city centre: rewilding Rustavi

A volunteer-led environmental regeneration project hopes to rewild and revive the Georgian industrial city.

A forest in the city centre: rewilding Rustavi

By Anna Edgar

A volunteer-led environmental regeneration project hopes to rewild and revive the Georgian industrial city.