As Georgia transitions to a new electoral system, it’s up to young people to seize the opportunity to make Georgia a better place. [Read more…]
In 2018, a group of local residents in Armenia’s Tavush region decided to stand up to a mining company. Now other communities are following suit as a revolution of ‘direct democracy’ seems poised to sweep the countryside.
An activist against Ingushetia’s controversial land deal with Chechnya and a local journalist have been detained. According to his lawyer, journalist Rashid Maysigov, who is accused of drug possession and treason, is being tortured by the authorities.
Thousands of protesters have clashed with riot police in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi at a demonstration triggered by a Russian MP’s appearance in Georgia’s legislative body. Dozens were hospitalised as police deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, and a water cannon during the clashes, which escalated as protesters attempted to storm the parliament. [Read more…]
After starting a sudden and unsanctioned strike earlier this month, miners in Chiatura stitched their lips together to demonstrate how much their hazardous occupations cost. [Read more…]
A protest by students from the Daghestan State Pedagogical University (DSPU) against acting rector Aslan Radzhabov is about to enter its third week. [Read more…]
Reflecting on the time since snap parliamentary elections last December in which the Bright Armenia Party took 18 seats, the secretary of the party’s parliamentary faction, Gevorg Gorgisyan, says their mission has been and remains to keep the ruling party in check and to make them deliver on the promises of the Velvet Revolution. [Read more…]
Two competing rallies were held in Tbilisi on 9 May, the Day of Victory over Fascism, with groups marching in the name of the Immortal Regiment, many of whom held portraits of Stalin, confronted by protesters waving anti-Putin and pro-EU and NATO signs. [Read more…]
Around 200 people have occupied a building in Baku’s Nasimi District to prevent it from being demolished. Activists say they will not leave the former Molokan church and site of Azerbaijan’s first radio station until it is included in the Ministry of Culture’s list of protected historic buildings. [Read more…]