Eka Gigauri

Georgians switching off phones one hour to protest wiretapping

By | March 20th, 2014|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , |

Eka Gigauri. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In Georgia, campaigners are asking people to switch off their mobile phones for one hour on Friday to protest illegal wiretapping. The campaign ‘This Affects You Too – They Still Listen to Us’ envisages turning off mobile phones every Friday […]

Journalist selected as head of president’s pardon commission

By | November 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Aleksandre Elisashvili, a well-known TV journalist, is new head of the president’s pardon commission; one of two such bodies. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Giorgi Margvelashvili has replaced some of the members of the presidential pardon commission, one of two commissions which review applications from prisoners for reduced sentence or early release. Aleksandre Elisashvili, a well-known […]

So what about the NATO-Georgia relation?

By | May 21st, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

On 11th of May Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty published an interview with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. It might not raise big interest amongst Georgian media if it would not be right before the NATO Summit on May 20-21, and the question about Georgia […]

NGOs’ proposal: concrete step towards fair elections

By | May 15th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Last week was remarkable due to the activities of a number of NGOs (such as TI Georgia, GYLA, ISFED, Coalition for Free Choice, Media Coalition and others), which several months ago started a civic movement called “This Affects You Too”, writes Eka Gigauri, executive […]

Is Georgia’s government still trying to improve the investment climate?

By | February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

The Georgian public is already used to multiple amendments to different laws, which dramatically change regulation principles in different areas in the country. We also got used to the fact that some of the changes are introduced to the parliament and adopted by the legislator […]

Risk of corruption in Georgia

By | November 4th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

“Georgia is number one country fighting corruption”- we frequently hear this message from Georgian Government. Government representatives talk about the achievements in fighting corruption but their opponents underline number of failures in this regards. There are also talks about elite corruption as well and some people think such kind of corruption exists in the upper bureaucracy [...]