Tbilisi

Georgia bows to Turkey’s Erdogan again, cracks down on Gulen-linked university in Tbilisi

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia keeps on cracking down on educational institutions linked to the Turkish Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara has accused of masterminding the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. […]

Feeling of insecurity grows among Azerbaijani activists in Georgia – the story of Khayal Azizov

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Khayal Azizov (Facebook). Azerbaijani journalist Khayal Azizov, who has fled from his country, blames the Azerbaijani authorities in illegal persecution and psychological oppression in Georgia. […]

One policeman, three suspects killed in Tbilisi anti-terror operation

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

(1tv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch–Three suspects and one police officer have been killed in a massive anti-terror operation in a Tbilisi suburb against suspected Chechens. Four police were also wounded in the standoff, which lasted over 20 hours, a spokesperson for the State Security Service of Georgia (SUS) said at a briefing Wednesday evening. […]

Fire devastates mountain overlooking Tbilisi

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(imedinews.ge) A massive fire spread on the slopes of Mtatsminda, a mountain overlooking Tbilisi on Tuesday late evening. […]

Tbilisi Ugly Walk – Green activist group against disfeaturing city’s urban image

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , |

Irakli Zhvania (center), Iare Pekhit activists and guests (DFWatch) Tbilisi, DFWatch – About thirty people, Tbilisians as well as number of foreigners, gathered on Sunday to take an unusual tour of the capital – Tbilisi Ugly Walk – which was aimed at exposing the city’s recent architectural history with three different political periods – ‘Shevardnadze Era’ (1993-2003), ‘Saakashvili Era’ (2003-2012) and ‘Ivanishvili Era” (2012 to present). […]

Ombudsman call on public agencies ‘to do their best’ to prevent hate-motivated violence

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Minorities, Society|Tags: , , , |

Ucha Nanuashvili (Ombudsman.ge) The Public Defender of Georgia released a statement on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), May 17, in which he deplores that “no effective measures have been taken for raising public awareness or establishing the culture of tolerance in the country.” “A timely, efficient and accountable investigation of hate crimes [...]

Shots fired at Georgia’s ex-minister for Euro-Atlantic integration

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A former member of government and secretary of an opposition party was shot by unknown attackers on Saburtalo cemetery on Friday afternoon. His injuries are not life-threatening. Aleksi Petriashvili with his wife, journalist Eka Mishveladze (Facebook) Aleksi Petriashvili was shot at and wounded at the Saburtalo […]

Tbilisi to get rid of its old Soviet style apartment blocks

By | March 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

City authorities have hired an emirates company to tear down the old Soviet style blocks and build new ones (amiralace.blogspot.com) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian capital plans to dismantle its so-called Khrushchovkas, a type of low-cost apartment blocks that were built in Tbilisi during the Soviet Union. The project will be carried out by an investment holding company based in […]

Tbilisi boosts public security at the expense of education

By | June 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 […]

Tbilisi’s old trees are being razed to the ground

By | May 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – One hundred year old trees are being cut down in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and are replaced with new saplings, which will need decades to reach mature height. A few days ago workers started cutting trees in Tbilisi’s old district at the end […]