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  • 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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  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women
    Sarah Delys
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    Two weeks ago the weekend news was dominated by cases of acts of violence against women. Especially the murder at Ilia State University on October 17 and the subsequent media reports of other cases of domestic violence over the course of two days s...

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Economy

  • Georgia's foreign trade turnover up 10% Jan-Sept '14poti
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s foreign trade turnover in the first nine months of 2014 was ten percent more than the year before, according to figures published Friday by the National Statistics Department, Geostat. The total turnover was USD 8,3...

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Society

  • First lady and ministers perform in 'Women wounded to death'maka_chichua_2014-10-28
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s first lady and several government ministers took part in a theater performance on Tuesday dedicated to women who have been victims of violence. The title of the performance, held at Marjanishvili Theater, was ‘Wom...

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News

  • Abkhazia rejects offer of status as autonomous regionsukhumi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The de facto government of Abkhazia considers inadequate a proposal by the Georgian prime minister to make Abkhazia an autonomous republic inside Georgia. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili made the proposal two days ago as ...
  • Saakashvili supporters plan rally on November 15nadirashvili-irma
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian prime minister claims the party associated with former President Mikheil Saakashvili is planning to destabilize the country in connection with a demonstration planned on November 15. The National Movement announced...
  • Georgian parliament postpones decision on secret surveillancebug secret listening device
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The question of who should hold the access keys to the ‘black boxes’ containing secret surveillance material in Georgia has been postponed six more months. As other former Soviet countries, Georgia has experienced widesprea...
  • Smiling faces, little substance after security council sessiongiorgi_margvelashvili-irakli_gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's president and prime minister laid their differences to rest on Tuesday and put on big smiles for a session of the National Security Council. The session was called by President Giorgi Margvelashvili to come up with id...
  • Five Defense Ministry officials detained, accused of embezzlementdefense_ministry
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia on Tuesday detained five officials at the Defense Ministry and accused them of embezzlement of about USD 2.3 million of the state’s money. The office accuses them of granting advantages to...
  • Georgian PM to attend security council meetingirakli_gharibashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian prime minister unexpectedly announced that he will attend a meeting today of the National Security Council, which was called by the president to respond to a proposed new pact between Russia and breakaway Abkhazia. ...
  • Georgia's security council will meet, though many members absentirina_imerlishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian president has called a meeting of the National Security Council tomorrow to discuss an issue that may influence the country's territorial integrity, but several central figures in the government are unlikely to show u...
  • Former Georgian economy minister becomes Tymoshenko advisertymoshenko_arveladze--
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Right before Ukrainians went to the polls in Sunday’s parliamentary election, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko named a former Georgian economy minister as one of her advisers. Tymoshenko is leader of Batkivshchyna (Fath...
  • Georgia may make 'civic equality' part of university entrance exammaia_miminoshvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The exam authority in Georgia has suggested introducing a new test in ‘civic equality’ as part of the entrance exams for university studies. The new test has been proposed by the National Exam Center against the backgroun...
  • Suspect detained in journalist's beatingZaza_Davitaia
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Police two days ago detained a man who is suspected of beating a journalist working for a conservative newspaper. According to the Interior Ministry, the suspect insulted and beat Zaza Davitaia on October 22 in the center of Tb...
  • Foreign experts say evidence against Saakashvili is soundmikheil_saakashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Three foreign prosecutors visiting Georgia have concluded that there is enough evidence to continue the criminal prosecution of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili and three of his associates. Georgia’s chief prosecutor’s office ...
  • School children stay home in Mokhe as politicians explain conflictmokhe_shura-miqeladze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Politicians Thursday began making sense of the conflict in Mokhe the day before, while local Muslims spent the whole night at the police station where people are being held who were detained. The scuffle began as Muslims tried ...
  • Mosque conflict continues in southern Georgian townmokhe
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Conflict continued Wednesday in the small Georgian village Mokhe, as an old mosque was dismantled from morning. Muslims tried to protest, but the Orthodox Christians opposed them and there came to a scuffle, during which 14 peo...
  • Ukraine support rallies in three Georgian citiesUkraine_support_rally_2010-10-22
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Ukraine support rallies were held in three different Georgian cities on Wednesday. They were organized by the National Platform, which is an umbrella organization uniting more than a hundred non-governmental organizations (NGOs). ...

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