Shortly after midnight, opposition protests in the Georgian capital were disperse. A policeman was reportedly killed, apparently run over by a jeep belonging to an opposition party leader, after tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons were used to break up the demonstration. Journalists were also beaten up and their materials confiscated. Footage posted on YouTube by Maestro TV showed police used excessive force and was spread widely on Facebook. Человек с киноаппаратом [RU] also posts photos.
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5 June 2011
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 Georgia-Russia war. However, the most important guest invited for the premiere was Hollywood actress Sharon Stone.
24 May 2011
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 monopolizing power. Some took a humorous look at the clashes that followed.
21 May 2011
The premiere of American singer Beyoncé's "Run The World (Girls)" video on May 18 evoked much debate among bloggers and social media users in Georgia for a less than expected reason. Not that it was the first single from her highly anticipated new album, or even because of its empowering message, but rather a simple road sign that appeared 1 minute and 50 seconds into the video.
3 June 2010
Local government elections in Georgia were held on 30 May and attracted huge interest from both the local and international community. Considered another test of the former Soviet republic's fledgling democratization process, both deployed and relied on online and social media technologies to monitor the vote as never before.
14 March 2010
A mock news program broadcast on television reporting that Russia had once again invaded and that the president was dead caused panic in Georgia this weekend. Bloggers react.
14 February 2010
News about the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics broke out just after midnight on a Georgian forum. Twitter users also weighed in with their response to a death which many considered could have been avoided.