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NGO news

  • Georgian PM criticizes NGOs for being biasedirakli_gharibashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili on Monday criticized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for not being objective. He said during a meeting with students that it is important for democracy to have a strong, objective and u...

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Interviews

  • Interview with Kenneth Yalowitz, former US ambassador to Georgia
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    DFWatch: What’s your prediction, how will the situation around Ukraine evolve? Kenneth Yalowitz: What worries me is that you have a situation where the Ukrainian side is doing better militarily in Eastern Ukraine and we don’t know how the Ru...

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Opinion

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Economy

  • Georgia's foreign trade turnover Jan-Jul '14 up 14 %clothes_market
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s foreign trade turnover in January-July 2014 was USD 6,480 million. This is  14 percent more than in same period last year. Preliminary data published by the Statistics Department on Monday show that import in the f...

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Society

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News

  • Georgia's health minister to visit Ukraine, offer assistancedavit_sergeenko_Cropped
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian health minister Davit Sergeenko will go to Ukraine on Wednesday in order to learn what kind of assistance Ukraine needs and how Georgia can help. After a government session on Tuesday, he said that Prime Minister Irakl...
  • Less Georgians think Russia is a threatrussian_soldiers_2008
    TBILISI, DFWatch--42 percent of Georgians think Russia is a real and existing threat to Georgia, according to a new survey. The survey by National Democratic Institute (NDI) shows that 36 percent think Russia is a threat to Georgia, but an exagg...
  • KaZantip festival in Georgia a failure, may be cancelledkazantip__1__Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The long-awaited music festival KaZantip turned out a disappointment for some visitors and the head organizer. The electronic music festival, which has been held for the last decade in Crimea, was moved to Georgia’s Black Sea...
  • Suspect in Girgvliani murder avoids jail time after plea dealoleg_melnikov_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A court in Tbilisi has offered one of the suspects in the Girgvliani murder a plea bargain, after he pleaded guilty more than a week ago. Oleg Melnikov, former Interior Ministry official, recently admitted guilt in the murder ...
  • NDI survey looks at Georgians' views on Church's influencefather_iakob_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Jobs, poverty and territorial integrity are the most important national issues, as Georgians see it. 3 percent of those questioned in a new survey say that the number of jobs in Georgia increased after the parliamentary electio...
  • Khajimba won disputed election in Abkhaziasukhumi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--On Sunday, there was held de facto presidential election in the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia. Preliminary results show that Raul Khajimba won with 50.57 percent of the votes, according to Batal Tabaghua, head of the regio...
  • Three Georgians detained near South Ossetiaditsi 2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Russian soldiers last week detained three Georgian citizens at a village bordering with the breakaway region South Ossetia. According to Channel 1, Russians detained a father and son, Avtandil and Shota Atskarunashvili, and lat...
  • Georgia's basketball team won 79-59 against Hungarybasketball_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s national basketball team won 79-59 against Hungary on Sunday, in a qualification match for the 2015 FIBA EuroBasket. The Georgian team was only losing for one quarter of Sunday’s match. Tornike Shengelia played be...
  • 26,000 passed university entrance exams in GeorgiaMaia_Miminoshvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--More than 26,000 candidates have been accepted as students this year, according to the head of Georgia’s National Exam Center. Maia Miminoshvili told journalists that about 35,500 entrants took their test exams this year, but...
  • Human chain outside Ukrainian embassy in Tbilisidemonstration_against_Russia_Aug_2014_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The National Movement demonstrated outside the Ukrainian embassy in Tbilisi on Saturday, to mark the 25 year anniversary of Freedom Chain, an anti-Soviet protest, and to express solidarity with Ukraine. Demonstrators called on ...
  • Abkhazia to hold presidential election August 24raul_khajimba_Cropped
    TBILISI, DFWatch--August 24, there will be held presidential election in the breakaway region Abkhazia. Four candidates are standing in the election, all of whom have general’s rank. Raul Khajimba, the key figure in the toppling of former de f...
  • Conflict erupts about illegal tree-cutting in Georgiaprotest_against_illegal_cutting_fire_wood_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Locals demonstrated Friday in a Georgian village because of strict rules about the cutting of trees for fire wood. People in Khaishi, in the northern part of Georgia, blocked the Zugdidi-Mestia highway because of sanctions intr...
  • Ice bucket challenge spreads to Georgiairakli_gharibashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian celebrities, including politicians and journalists, are joining the international charity movement Ice Bucket Challenge, which aims gathering donations to support treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. ALS ...
  • Fight between inmates in Gardabani prisonrustavi_women_s_prison
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two prisoners clashed at Prison No 6 in Gardabani on Friday. The fight took place at 01:00 at night. Relatives and family were gathered at the prison, and some of them told journalists that law enforcement entered the prison, b...

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Minorities

  • How Georgians view minorities: Protect minority groups but not gaysGeorgian Orthodox Church against LGBT 2013-05-17
    TBILISI, DFWatch--63 percent of Georgians think it is important to protect the rights of minorities, but they don’t want such protection extended to sexual minorities. National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Monday published the results of its ...
  • Mosque issue in Batumi remains unresolvedmuslims_praying_batumi_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Years have passed without a solution to the need for a new mosque in Batumi. The governments keep promising Muslims that they will make a decision, but according to Muslims, both the central and the local government are attempting...

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