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Campaign finance watchdog treats parties unequally

by | Aug 21

TBILISI, DFWatch - A new report by Transparency International Georgia shows that the State Audit Service (SAS) has is treating political parties unequally. According to the report “Political Parties’ Finance – in 2011”, the SAS tends to be more interested

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ISFED approves work of voters list commission

by | Aug 16

TBILISI, DFWatch - Despite its shortcomings, International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) and Council of Europe’s election program advisor, Igor Gaon, are positive to how the Commission for Voters’ List Accuracy is working. The commission will


Former member of Georgian parliament murdered in Minsk

by | Aug 8

TBILISI, DFWatch – The former member of the Georgian parliament and mafia boss Bondo Shalikian has been shot and killed in Minsk, Belarus. According to Belarusian police, the murder took place in the night of August 7. Investigators in Belarus are working from

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Georgian officials to get training in how to hold elections

by | Aug 3

TBILISI, DFWatch - International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) will hold training courses about the electoral issues for employees in the local government in all Georgian municipalities. The training project aims to contribute to the conduction


Secrets revealed of how Georgia’s political police operates

by | Jul 30

TBILISI, DFWatch - A memory card belonging to a policeman in a small village has been presented by an organization which says it reveals how authorities are systematically monitoring people's political sympathies. The memory card belongs to Shmagi Uratadze, who works

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Georgia’s embassy in U.S. engaged in election campaigning

by | Jul 28

TBILISI, DFWatch - Transparency International Georgia asks the country's foreign ministry not to let the diplomatic service be used for political means. According to information provided by TI, the Georgian embassy in the United States is sending out e-mails


Young lawyers warn that refugees are neglected by new law

by | Jul 6

TBILISI, DFWatch – A loud discussion broke out in parliament Thursday, as the human rights committee held a hearing about the status of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA) confronted members of the ruling National


Georgia confronts the human trafficking trade

by | Jun 23

TBILISI, DFWatch – After the U.S. State Department published a report on human trafficking which indicated Georgia as a site of the illicit business, the Georgian Ministry of Justice responded by claiming to be a first tier country along with developed states as Germany.


TI report identifies problems in Georgian courts

by | Jun 20

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new report shows that Georgian courts do not works as intended, and judges are sometimes more concerned with getting finished soon than with making a fair decision. The report by Transparency International Georgia found that in in 92.6 percent


Tbilisi boosts public security at the expense of education

by | Jun 15

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new report shows that the city of Tbilisi has increased its spending on culture and public order, while environmental protection and education has had to foot the bill. The report, which is a cooperation between the Caucasian Institute for


Tough work conditions for Georgian journalists

by | Jun 13

TBILISI, DFWatch – Journalists in Georgia have been intimidated without the legal system properly reacting, according to a new report by Transparency International Georgia. “The law enforcement agencies are investigating these cases but they rarely end up with


Construction company says government behind hassle

by | Jun 4

TBILISI, DFWatch – Monday the offices of a construction company in Georgia was invaded by a group of people demanding that the company completes construction work on flats that many customers have invested in. The office invaders claimed to be relatives of customers


Why is the Georgian government into sports?

by | Jun 4

TBILISI, DFWatch - Recent sports events in Georgia are mainly connected to politics. After the Olympic judo champion Zurab Zviadauri joined the opposition Georgian Dream movement, two others within the same sport have joined him: Olympic bronze medalist Nestor


Georgian opposition without stage on its big day

by | May 26

TBILISI, DFWatch – City authorities in Tbilisi have decided to not allow the opposition Georgian Dream movement to erect a stage on the freedom square to be used during a mass rally. The opposition movement led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has been running

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