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Georgia

Country archive · 143 posts


Latest stories about Georgia

3 January 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

20 June 2011

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Georgia: Government 2.0

With 621,640 Facebook users in the country, Georgia boasts the largest penetration for the social networking site in the region. Naturally, government agencies and officials are now starting to reach...

5 June 2011

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Georgia: Sharon Stone Seducing the Nation

The most popular topic for discussion on social networks, as well as by the online and traditional media, this weekend was the premiere of Renny Harlin's movie about the 2008...

24 May 2011

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Georgia: Tolkienesque Clashes on the Streets of Tbilisi

On 21 May, just days before the 20th anniversary of Georgia declaring its independence from the former Soviet Union, protests organized by the opposition People's Assembly accused President Saakashvili of...

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