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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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Economy

  • Georgia's growth up 7.2% in Julybazar tbilisi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s estimated real GDP growth in July 2014 was 7.2 percent more than in the same period last year, according to preliminary results from Georgia’s Statistics Department, GeoStat. Estimated GDP growth in the second qua...

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Society

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News

  • Georgia preparing to send humanitarian assistance to Ukrainedavit_sergeenko_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Children and injured people will be brought from Ukraine to Georgia for treatment, and Georgia will offer humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili said on Saturday. “We are also thinking of brin...
  • Saakashvili makes appearance on Turkish bordermikheil_saakashvili_2014-08-31_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former President Mikheil Saakashvili on Saturday appeared at Sarpi checkpoint's Turkish side, on the border between Georgia and Turkey and met with members and supporters of his National Movement party. After his appearance was...
  • Russia-Georgia border reopened after landslideDariali_landslide_Larsi_border_crossing_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The road through Dariali Valley in Georgia is reopened for traffic with some restrictions, ten days after it was hit by a landslide. The road itself, and Larsi border crossing, will be opened from 07:00 to 18:00 without restric...
  • Ukraine support rally demands more forceful response from TbilisiUkraine_demonstration_2014-08-29_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--People demonstrated in front of the old parliament building in Tbilisi Friday in support of Ukraine and against Russian aggression. Demonstrators called on the international community to make more efforts to help Ukraine in the...
  • Grand Mufti of Caucasus visits GeorgiaPashazade_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Grand Mufti of Caucasus, Haji Allahshükür Hummat Pashazade, arrived this morning for a two day visit to Georgia. Pashazade, who is based in Baku, Azerbaijan, was greeted at the airport by Georgian Patriarch Ilia II, who hoste...
  • Georgian takes gold medal in World Judo ChampionshipAvtandil_Chrikashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s Avtandil Chrikashvili, 23, won a gold medal in the 2014 World Judo Championship on Thursday in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Chrikashvili won six fights and in the end defeated Antoine Valois-Fortier from Canada in the men...
  • Georgia's government coalition has lost popularityNDI
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government coalition and its leading figures have lost popularity, according to a new poll by National Democratic Institute (NDI). 42 percent of the questioned say the Georgian Dream coalition is closer to them, while 11 pe...
  • Georgia qualifies for EuroBasket with 71-59 win against Portugalbasketball_Georgia_Portugal_Aug_27_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s basketball team won 71-59 against Portugal on Wednesday and is qualified for FIBA 2015. The Georgian team is now on top of Group E with four wins and two losses, followed by Czech Republic, Hungary and Portugal. ...
  • Georgia ends visa free rules for 24 countriestbilisi_airport
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is ending visa free rules for citizens of 24 countries from September 1. But people from 94 countries can still visit the country without a visa. However, those who are allowed to stay in Georgia without a visa, may now...
  • 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...

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Minorities

  • 50 Yazidis from Iraq ask for asylum in GeorgiaAgit_Mirzoev
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Kurdish Yazidis who fled from Iraq are seeking asylum in Georgia. Agit Mirzoev, the head of House of Yazidis in Georgia, told DF Watch that about 50 Yazidis have come to Georgia and asked the government for asylum. He said a...
  • Religious summer camp brings children together across confessionsSummer_camp_DSC_0218_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A ten-day summer camp was organized in mid-August for about one hundred Georgian Muslim and Christian children. The camp is aimed at making friends, train and educate, as well as breaking down prejudices about religion. Giorgi ...

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