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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

  • Contest for journalists ‘Leaders of Participation’one
    The Other Space Foundation and DF Watch invite journalists to participate in the contest ‘Leaders of Participation’ for the best journalistic work about participatory budgeting in the context of participatory democracy in Georgia. The aim of...

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Society

  • Georgia is in 54th place on index of human well-beingwoman sitting street
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An index that measures how well countries provide for basic human needs lists Georgia in 54th place, far behind most European countries. The most socially progressed country among 133 countries surveyed is Finland, according to...

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News

  • ‘Tbilisi Ugly Walk’ explores gradual erosion of two parkspark_and_apartment_building
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Architect Irakli Zhvania walked us through the historic devastation of two parks in the capital. The second edition of ‘Tbilisi Ugly Walk’ highlighted how two of the most beautiful green lungs in the city have been reduced by...
  • Militants release all hostages in Yerevan, but stand-off continuespolice_line_Yerevan
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A group of up to 25 armed militants occupying a police building in Yerevan released all their hostages Saturday but refused to surrender, demanding the president's resignation and the formation of an interim government. Two hos...
  • Georgia reacts to Munich shootingGiorgi_Kvirikashvili2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Foreign Ministry extended its condolences to the families of the victims and solidarity with the government of Germany. Nine people were killed in a shooting rampage in Munich at a McDonald’s restaurant Friday evening, in...
  • Interpol halts search for Georgian public enemy number oneigor giorgadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Interpol has called off its search for the Georgian former intelligence chief Igor Giorgadze, who has been a staple of domestic politics as the preeminent ’bad guy’. Giorgadze is accused of having organized an assassination att...
  • Two rugby players among injured in deadly car crash in western Georgiaambulance_kutaisi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two Georgian rugby players are among the injured after a deadly car crash in western Georgia in which three people died and four were injured. The accident happened last night when a BMW and a Nissan Tiida crashed on the Kutais...
  • Georgia’s jailed ex-interior minister thinks Strasbourg ruling will free himvano_merabishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s former interior minister Vano Merabishvili, who has been in prison since May 2013, claims a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will soon lead to his release. After a two years’ silen...
  • 65-year-old German missing for one week near breakaway Abkhaziamestiaaaa
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Police in Georgia are still searching for Sergei Smislov, a 65-year-old German citizen who disappeared one week ago on a mountain road near Georgia's breakaway territory Abkhazia. Shortly before he disappeared, Smislov received a p...
  • President claims Georgian media have become more anti-Westerngiorgi_margvelashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili claims the media in his country are publishing more anti-Western stories now than they used to. In an interview with the program ‘Archevani’ on Rustavi 2 TV Tuesday evening, he said ...
  • Plaintiffs give up suits after years of waiting for overloaded Tbilisi courtkandashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Filing a lawsuit with the courts in Tbilisi might mean a long wait, due to a lack of judges and resources. People who file lawsuits in the Georgian capital might have to wait for years to see their case reach a conclusion. ...
  • GD names Shevardnadze era minister as candidate for parliamentkoba_narchemashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Koba Narchemashvili, who was interior minister at the moment when Eduard Shevardnadze was deposed as president in the Rose Revolution, was Tuesday nominated by Georgian Dream as majoritarian candidate for parliament. As command...
  • Turkish consul claims Gülen school in Georgia fostering terrorismFethullah_Gulen
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Turkish consul in Batumi Yasin Temizkan has called on Georgian authorities to close down a private school in the city because it is fostering terrorism. The Şahin schools are funded by the movement of Fethullah Gülen (picture...
  • Free Democrats lose education expert Zaza Piralishvilipiralishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A prominent member of the Free Democrats resigned from the party on Friday, stating that he doesn't feel comfortable in politics. Philosopher Zaza Piralishvili stated that his leaving the party was not due to any conflict with othe...
  • Georgian parliament scraps anti-smoking billcigarettes2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The parliament in Georgia Monday rejected a bill to bring in stricter control of tobacco products. Resistance to the bill within the governing coalition proved too strong, as opponents believe it will create problems for business. ...
  • Georgian PM extends condolences to Yıldırım, confirms Turkey tripgiorgi_kvirikashvili2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili spoke by phone with his Turkish colleague Binali Yıldırım on Monday, and both confirmed that Kvirikashvili will visit Ankara for the first session of the Georgia-Turkey strategic partnership coun...
  • Georgian man confirmed dead in Nice terror attackvictims_Nice_attack_street
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A Georgian citizen who went missing after the terrorist attack last Thursday in Nice was confirmed dead on Monday, Georgia’s Ambassador to France Eka Siradze Delone told Interpressnews. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed t...
  • Republican Party tops reject offer to join Georgian DreamDavit Usupashvili (IPN)
    Davit Usupashvili (IPN)
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The leader of the Republican Party says he and other party tops have received an offer from the ruling Georgian Dream to abandon their own party and join them ahead of the election, but they rejected the offer. In an interview ...

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Minorities

  • In pictures: Pankisi valley celebrates Eid al-FitrEid
    Pankisi Valley, DFWatch - Eid al-Fitr, or the Feast of Breaking the Fast, is a major Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. This year, Eid al-Fitr was celebrated by Muslims worldwide on 6 July. In Pankisi valley, Georg...
  • Sabi murder case may go to the Supreme Court as prosecutor appealssabi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday appealed a ruling in the Appeals Court to acquit the defendant in the murder of transgender woman Sabi Beriani. If approved, the case could go to the Supreme Court. The Appeal...

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  • Budget Is Loser in State Lotterypanama cover
    By Nino Bakradze www.ifact.ge In 2011, a company formed by the brother-in law of former Georgia Minister of Defense David Kezarashvili to operate the country's national lottery system gave 70 percent of that company's shares to the Ministry of Ec...

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