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Interviews

  • World famous game designer gets inspired by Georgian myths
    Inga Popovaite
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    TBILISI, DFWatch--“Amirani is the legendary first Zombie, some worship him. Legend has it that he is the original Prometheus and still chained to the Caucasus Mountains, he brought fire to humans and half life to us. Three Angels made him their ...

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Opinion

  • Freezing the Kremlin's policy
    Lasha Tughushi
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    How Europe should respond to Putin at the Riga Summit Against the backdrop of a rain of bullets, and the rumble of tanks and cannons, Europe is preparing for the Riga Summit in May. Expectations are already low, but one likely positive decision is v...

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News

  • Dangerous parasite found in meat at Tbilisi kindergartenmeat
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A dangerous parasite of the type sarcoysistis has been found in meat at a kindergarten in Tbilisi. The parasite was found by the National Food Agency, which is doing checks following the recent discovery of dangerous semi-prep...
  • Georgian PM's visit to Ukraine delayed without explanationIrakli_Gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian PM's visit to Ukraine is being delayed for unknown reasons. Early this year, government members indicated that such a visit would take place soon. Officials only say that they are preparing for the visit, but offer...
  • Home-made drug use reduced by 90% in Georgiaprescription_drugs_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The use of home-made drugs and import of new psychotropic substances has decreased by over 90 percent since 2013, according to the latest annual report by the US State Department. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Re...
  • Ivanishvili: Georgians don't forget as easily as UNM thinksbidzina_ivanishvili_2030_2015-03-22
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgians don’t want Saakashvili's party back, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili predicted Sunday. He appeared as one of the guests in the talk show ‘2030’ on his son’s TV channel GDS. Saturday, the National ...
  • Activists 'disinfect' square after Saakashvili party's rallydisinfection_chancellery_2015-03-22
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Activists Sunday ‘disinfected’ a square in Tbilisi where the National Movement had rallied the day before. “We think they left behind bits of their unhealthy ideological views. Therefore  we decided to conduct a disinfec...
  • Saakashvili supporters rally in Tbilisi against the governmentnational_movement_rally_2015-03-21
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Tens of thousands of people rallied in Tbilisi on Saturday, demanding the government’s resignation. People came to Tbilisi from faraway Samegrelo, Adjara and other regions. Many arrived by bus. Organizers also paid for fue...
  • Saakashvili's party preparing anti-government rally todayUNM_supporters_2015-03-21
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The National Movement, Georgia’s former ruling party, is preparing an anti-government rally in Tbilisi today. The party, which was voted out of power in 2012, is demonstrating against the government’s economic policy, and c...
  • Tbilisi NGOs launch petition against GD member's 'anti-Western statements'gogi_topadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Some of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Georgia on Friday launched a petition against anti-western statements recently made by members of the ruling coalition. A few days ago, a businessman who is ...
  • Court acquits former Saakashvili allyroland_akhalaia_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Tbilisi City Court on Friday acquitted a close ally of former president Saakashviili for abuse of powers while serving as a chief prosecutor of a region in the west of Georgia. Parliament member Roland Akhalaia used to be chief...
  • Georgian parliament approves new chief justicemargvelashvili-gvenetadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian parliament on Friday approved Nino Gvenetadze as new head of the Supreme Court by 88 votes against 0. President Giorgi Margvelashvili selected Gvenetadze from 28 prospective candidates. Gvenetadze was a Supreme ...
  • Ten police employees fired in Georgia for leaking informationgivi_targamadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An employee of the Georgian Interior Ministry was sacked Thursday because he allegedly had been handing over secret information to parliament member Givi Targamadze from the National Movement. Nine other police employees were a...
  • 27 year old woman killed by 'jealous' co-workermurder_in_Bodbiskhevi_
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A 36 year old man shot and killed a 27 year old woman and afterward took his own life in the village Bodbiskhevi in eastern Georgia, International Center of Kakheti (ICK) reports. The news service does not specify when the murd...
  • Every third woman in Georgia has experienced domestic abuseInga_Popovaite_Salome_Chagelishvili_Nana_Chabukiani_
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Every third woman in Georgian has been victim of domestic abuse, but it is not socially accepted to discuss it outside the family. We sat down to talk about the problem with Salome Chagelishvili from Anti-Violence Network of Ge...
  • Georgian and Russian diplomats clash over new South Ossetia treatyministry_of_foreign_affairs
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Russian and Georgian diplomats meeting in Geneva for regular talks clashed over a new treaty Russia signed yesterday with the breakaway region South Ossetia. At the latest round of talks, which ended on Wednesday, Georgia broug...

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NGO news

  • Ivanishvili on collision course with the U.S. on role of NGOsrichard_norland
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The godfather of the government in Georgia, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, was rebuked by the US ambassador Thursday after criticizing three of the most influential NGO leaders in the country. In a long TV interview on one of...

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