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Roses and Velvet: a contested legacy of revolution

This year marks 20 years since Georgia’s Rose Revolution, and five since the Velvet Revolution in Armenia.

Roses and Velvet: a contested legacy of revolution

By Shota Kincha

This year marks 20 years since Georgia’s Rose Revolution, and five since the Velvet Revolution in Armenia.

22/08/2023

‘Georgian cinema is in danger’: filmmakers take on the culture ministry

Georgian filmmakers are protesting a ‘reorganisation’ of the country’s film centre, which they claim threatens a new era of censorship. 

‘Georgian cinema is in danger’: filmmakers take on the culture ministry

By Luiza Mchedlishvili

Georgian filmmakers are protesting a ‘reorganisation’ of the country’s film centre, which they claim threatens a new era of censorship. 

Rediscovering Georgia’s lost velvet scoter 

After a chance sighting of a bird believed to have been lost from southern Georgian, Nika Paposhvili made saving the bird his life’s work. Against the odds, his mission is proving successful. 

Rediscovering Georgia’s lost velvet scoter 

By Saxon Bosworth

After a chance sighting of a bird believed to have been lost from southern Georgian, Nika Paposhvili made saving the bird his life’s work. Against the odds, his mission is proving successful. 

10/08/2023

Creating a piece of Lebanon in northern Armenia

After a move that neither of them could have anticipated, two friends ended up bringing a little piece of Lebanon to northern Armenia.

Creating a piece of Lebanon in northern Armenia

By Paul Vartan Sookiasian

After a move that neither of them could have anticipated, two friends ended up bringing a little piece of Lebanon to northern Armenia.

8/08/2023

‘You learn to hide your identity’: being queer in the Armenian army

While military service is mandatory in Armenia, the prospect comes with many dangers for queer Armenians. 

‘You learn to hide your identity’: being queer in the Armenian army

By Ani Avetisyan

While military service is mandatory in Armenia, the prospect comes with many dangers for queer Armenians. 

3/08/2023

To hell and back: a journalist’s account of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

Thrown into a war she had hoped would never happen, one journalist has found herself haunted by her experiences in Nagorno-Karabakh.

To hell and back: a journalist’s account of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

By Bashir Kitachayev

Thrown into a war she had hoped would never happen, one journalist has found herself haunted by her experiences in Nagorno-Karabakh.

7/07/2023

Food shortages and fear as peacekeepers refused entry to Nagorno-Karabakh 

Food and fuel shortages in the region have intensified since Russian peacekeepers were blocked from entering in June. 

Food shortages and fear as peacekeepers refused entry to Nagorno-Karabakh 

By Ani Avetisyan

Food and fuel shortages in the region have intensified since Russian peacekeepers were blocked from entering in June. 

27/06/2023

Georgian Dream ramps up homophobic rhetoric as Pride Week approaches

The leaders of Georgia’s ruling party have made increasingly frequent homophobic statements in recent months.

Georgian Dream ramps up homophobic rhetoric as Pride Week approaches

By Tata Shoshiashvili

The leaders of Georgia’s ruling party have made increasingly frequent homophobic statements in recent months.

23/06/2023

Why the far right is trying to infiltrate a miners’ strike in Georgia

Since some of the striking Chiatura miners travelled to the capital, far-right figures have been seen attempting to ingratiate themselves in the protests.

Why the far right is trying to infiltrate a miners’ strike in Georgia

By Mariam Nikuradze

Since some of the striking Chiatura miners travelled to the capital, far-right figures have been seen attempting to ingratiate themselves in the protests.

20/06/2023

Three years since the COVID outbreak, Azerbaijanis still cannot cross their border

Azerbaijan is one of the few countries in the world whose land borders have been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Three years since the COVID outbreak, Azerbaijanis still cannot cross their border

By Islam Shikhali

Azerbaijan is one of the few countries in the world whose land borders have been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic period.