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Georgian opposition TV claims tax debt used to silence its voice

by | July 21, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--The director of Georgia’s biggest opposition TV company claims the government is using tax laws to to get it off air ahead of the local elections in October. “TV company Rustavi 2 is again under threat […] The state is seemingly preparing for a decisive blow

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Independent candidate for mayor vows to halt Tbilisi building spree

by | July 21, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--The independent candidate for Tbilisi mayor Aleko Elisashvili vows to suspend all construction projects in Tbilisi until there have been carried out comprehensive studies into all the schemes to see whether they are compatible with the urban fabric of the Georgian capital.

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Trump picks new Afghanistan ambassador who served in Georgia

by | July 21, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--US President Donald Trump has nominated former Ambassador to Georgia John Bass as new ambassador to Afghanistan. Bass currently serves as the US ambassador to Turkey. From 2009 to 2012, he served as ambassador to Georgia. He was nominated

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Georgia suspends two officials while investigating journalist’s abduction

by | July 21, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia has suspended two high ranking officials to ensure the impartiality of an investigation into the alleged abduction of an Azerbaijani investigative journalist. The decision comes after immense pressure from human rights groups,

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