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Stories about Georgian

9 December 2014

The Fall of the Georgian Currency in Photoshopped Images: From 50 Cent to ‘Saving Private Lari’

Georgia's national currency, the lari, has been weakened by "internal and external factors" according to the country's central bank, leaving it languishing as the butt of online jokes.

11 November 2014

Georgian LGBT Organisation Requests ‘Hate Crime’ Label for Brutal Murder

The death of a transgender citizen has brought discussions about LGBT rights back to the fore in Georgia, a conservative country where persons of non-traditional sexual orientations suffer stigma.

10 November 2014

Georgian Social Media Users Make Light of Political Power Struggle

A power struggle is simmering in Georgia, but citizens - who have seen worse things happen in over two decades of independence - are inclined to see the funny side.

6 November 2014

Residents of Tbilisi, Georgia Are Out to Reclaim the Sidewalks From Selfish Drivers

Bad parking is legendary in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi. An online civic movement is seeking to do something about the problem.

17 January 2013

Georgia's Gay Rights Activists Protest Broadcast of Secret Sex Tapes

On January 14, 2013, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia announced that the previous chief of the Military Police Megis Kardava, secretly filmed videos of public figures having sex with homosexual...

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...

20 June 2011

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

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

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...

21 May 2011

Georgia: Beyoncé's Girls Rule an Apocalyptic… Caucasus?

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...

19 March 2011

Georgia: Journalists Dismissed Because of Facebook Hate Speech

On 18 March 2011, the Georgian Public Broadcaster dismissed two of its journalists, Giorgi Tukhareli and Giorgi Gabrichidze, because of offensive comments they made on Facebook against homosexuals as and...

3 February 2011

Georgia: Blogger action in support of evicted IDPs

Following the eviction of IDP families from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, bloggers in Tbilisi, Georgia, have joined ranks with protesters demanding an end to their often forcible relocation and demands...

7 January 2011

Georgia: Policeman fired after being identified on Facebook

After the excessive use of force by policemen to break up a demonstration in Tbilisi, Georgia, many Facebook users used the site to identify those responsible.

31 July 2010

Georgia: Frozen conflicts, frozen happiness

With a little over a week to go before the second anniversary of the short war fought between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, Evolutsia turns...

3 June 2010

Georgia: Social Media deployed for local elections

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...

25 March 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary II

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What...

14 March 2010

Georgia: Mock news report causes panic

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

Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic Games open

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....

7 January 2010

Georgia: Let's talk about sex, baby…

Perhaps the most buzzing topic in the Georgian social media scene was not politics, elections, sport, crisis, earthquakes or catastrophe. Instead, one of the most discussed topics was actually about...

15 November 2009

Georgia: Reaction to lack of media attention on Azerbaijan bloggers’ trial

Following last week's sentence on two video bloggers in Azerbaijan, some blogs in neighboring Georgia have posted critical entries condemning the arrest, trial and imprisonment of Adnan Hajizade and Emin...

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