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Stories about Georgia

30 July 2012

‘Small’ Georgia Takes on ‘Big’ Russia with New Media

RuNet Echo

Georgia uses blogging and new media to project soft power in Russia. Even though most Georgians blog in Georgian, there is a sizable contingent of Russian speaking Georgians on Russia's...

17 May 2012

Georgia: LGBT Activists Attacked by Orthodox Religious Group

Marching to mark the 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, LGBT activists were blocked and assaulted by a group of Orthodox Christians in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Mirian Jugheli reports.

23 February 2012

Georgia: Online Campaign Targets Russian President's Facebook Page

With Russian soldiers stations in Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, hundreds of Georgians called for their withdrawal on the Russian president's Facebook page.

3 January 2012

Georgia: Return of the Meskhetian Turks

Over 100,000 Muslims were deported from the Meskheti region of Georgia by Joseph Stalin in 1944. Now, more than 60 years later, some are slowly starting to return as part...

2 January 2012

Caucasus: The Year in Review

As popular uprisings spread through the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, opposition forces tried to replicate the Arab Spring in the South Caucasus. However, they failed.

12 December 2011

Caucasus: Frozen Conflicts, Forgotten Lives?

Marginalized by society and deprived of a voice by the mainstream media, can new media offer an alternative to refugees and IDPs in the South Caucasus?

4 November 2011

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

RuNet Echo

One well-known Georgian political blogger writes of his dilemma in being approached for payment for a blog post. Blogging for cash is a recent shady public relations phenomenon in Russia...

26 September 2011

Georgia: Virtual Facebook Parliamentary Speaker Election Game

Ahead of next year's parliamentary election in Georgia, the ruling party continues in its attempt to harness the power of social media to attract interest in the electoral process from...

25 August 2011

Georgia: Social Media Used by Presidential Election Candidate in Breakaway Region

Three candidates are competing this week for the presidency in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia recognized only by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, and Vanuatu. Despite being the oldest candidate,...

26 June 2011

Armenia: LGBT Persons Still Facing Discrimination

LGBT persons are still facing discrimination in Armenia and much of the rest of the South Caucasus, a new groundbreaking two-year study by the Council of Europe (CoE) has found.

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