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Opinion

  • Mshybzia! Futile activism serves the interests of elites
    Dominik K. Cagara
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    The new Georgian social media campaign aimed at reaching out to Abkhaz society is an example of a futile activism informed by nationalist narratives which are being used by Georgian political elites to distract society from the core issue of unreso...

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NGO news

  • Georgia: Leaving Caredarina 2
    TBILISI, Georgia — Darina Eradze was just eleven-years-old when her mother had no other choice but to place her in care.  After years of living with a father with psychological problems, Darina says that her older brother and herself were beaten...

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Economy

  • UAE signs USD 32 million contract with Georgia’s Deltalazika_combat_vehicle
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The United Arab Emirates has signed a contract to buy military equipment worth USD 32 million from the Georgian state-owned company Delta. Delta’s former director Ucha Dzodzuashvili said the first batch of equipment will be d...

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Society

  • Unemployment declined by slight 0.4%: Geostatrailway_workers_on_strike_IPN
    Tbilisi, DFWatch - Annual unemployment rate in Georgia declined by 0.4 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to the new report published by The National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat). The report reads that, as usual, ...

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News

  • Employees of Imedi TV call news chief's replacement 'unacceptable'nana_lejava
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The head of the news division at Imedi TV was unexpectedly replaced on Thursday. News chief Maia Tabagari was moved to a post as consultant to the general director, while journalist Nino Lezhava (pictured) was brought in as her...
  • MIA: Suspect in Khurcha murder could become ‘liquidated’enguri
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian minister of internal affairs, Giorgi Mghebrishvili has claimed he has information that the suspect in the Khurcha killing could become ‘liquidated’ in a plot to discredit Georgia. “Abkhazia’s de facto Prosecuto...
  • Georgian parliament rejects sexual harassment billparliament_vote
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal to criminalize sexual harassment in the work place and in public places. During the last year, about 50 complaints about sexual harassment have been filed with the Ministr...
  • Ivanishvili fund manager accused of putting money in personal accountsBidzina
    By Occrp Bloomberg News is reporting that Patrice Lescaudron, a Credit Suisse Bank money manager who former Georgia Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili blames for the loss of over $US500 million, has confessed that he transferred $US3.5 million o...
  • Georgia's top prosecutor concludes Kitsmarishvili committed suicideerosi_kitsmarishvili.jpg
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Prosecutor General’s Office in Georgia said Wednesday it had solved the case about the politician and founder of the television station Rustavi 2 who was found dead in his car with a gunshot wound to his head in 2014. A s...
  • Ministry of IDPs employee detained for corruptionpolice_line
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An employee of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees was detained by the State Security Service (SUS) under the charge of bribery. According to the Anticorruption Age...
  • Suspect on the run in attempted femicide case(IPN)
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    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Khelvachauri District Court issued a warrant for a suspect wanted in the case of an attempted femicide which happened on June 10. According to the General Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect tricked his ex-wife into following hi...
  • Mayor Narmania: Tbilisi sidewalks may be free of parked cars from Septembercar_parking_sidewalk_tbilisi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--City authorities in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi are considering removing parking spaces that were allocated on the city’s sidewalks a few years ago. Pedestrians may look forward to having the sidewalks cleared of cars already...
  • Ivanishvili Says Money Managers Cost Him $500 Millionbidzina1
    By Dave Bloss and Nino Bakradze OCCRP Former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is now claiming he lost more than $US500 million due to mismanagement by Credit Suisse Bank and by directors of an offshore asset fund he controlled. According...
  • Georgia protests against planned Abkhaz Cultural Institute in Italyexhibit
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's ambassador to Italy, Kakha Sikharulidze, says the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia will not be allowed to open a cultural institute in Rome. The planned Abkhaz Cultural Institute in Rome is an initiative by the de f...
  • Merkel: Suspension mechanism before visa liberalizationMerkel
    ‘Visa liberalisation for Georgia is not a distant matter,’ the German chancellor Angela Merkel stated during a joint conference with the Georgian prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Berlin on 15 June. Although Merkel didn’t specify any conc...
  • 'Saakashvili ordered beating of MP who criticized him to set an example'Irakli_Okruashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili on Tuesday testified that ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili ordered the beating of a parliament member to make an example of what would happen to others if they dared openly criticize him....
  • Svan council convenes to stop hydro power plantsKhaishi_community_meeting
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Resistance against the Nenskra hydro power project in Georgia’s northern Svaneti region has caused locals to restore the traditional ruling body lalkhor in order to increase the community’s impact on the national decision-maki...
  • Georgia's CEC greenlights another referendum bid about marriage11_-_May_17_2014_Cropped_Cropped
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s Central Election Commission on Sunday gave preliminary approval for one more referendum about same-sex marriage. This is the second referendum bid about this issue and if approved it will be held in parallel with the parli...
  • Two Georgians detained by Russian border patrol in Bershuetirazor wire border south ossetia
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two Georgians were detained on Saturday by officers of the Russian FSB’s border service patrolling the perimeter of the breakaway region South Ossetia. Roin Zautashvili and his son Giorgi were detained for border violation in...
  • Rustavi 2 loses ownership case in Appeals Court, vows to continue fighttamta_muradashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Appeals Court in Georgia upheld a decision by Tbilisi City Court to transfer ownership of the largest opposition TV station, Rustavi 2, to Kibar Khalvashi, a former owner. Khalvashi successfully sued claiming that Rustavi 2...

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  • Offshore Company Spent 3 Years Chasing Ivanishvili's PassportBidzina front
    By Nino Bakradze and Dave Bloss Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project TBILISI, REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA -- Bidzina Ivanishvili's wealth is not all hidden away in vaults. His 108,000 square foot glass house perches on a hill above the ...

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