2011-06-10MIA of Georgia to Monitor Internet Communications without Court Approval
The new amendments to the Law on the Operative-Investigative Activity of Georgia, adopted in September of 2010 raise concerns regarding internet freedom in Georgia.
2011-06-10How much did 7 Thousand Roses Cost?
There are legends about the love story of famous Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani. The legend tells that he sold his store to buy million red roses for a French dancer Margarita who he fell in love with at first sight. Nobody knows whether or not this is true. Anyways, “million roses of Pirosmani” is a beautiful love story…
2011-06-09Victim of Family Violence Asks for Shelter
2011-06-09Georgia: Hollywood Version of 2008 War Produces Mixed Feelings in Tbilisi
Hollywood’s treatment of the Russia-Georgia war in 2008 is about to hit movie theaters in the United States. The Georgian-funded action flick, titled Five Days of August, seems to blur the line between entertainment and propaganda.
2011-06-08Georgian Sailors Brave Piracy, Bureacracy
“How can I just wait, knowing that they’re living on bread and water and that no can say how long it’s going to go on for?” asked Natela Verdzadze, whose husband is among a crew of 18 held by Somali pirates for the last eight months.
2011-06-07People vs. Construction Company
2011-06-07Mikheil Saakashvili: “When one side wants violence, there is no possibility to wrap them up in diapers”
2011-06-07Some People Missing after May 26th Are Found in Detention Cells
According to interpressnews, Public Defender Giorgi Tughushi stated that all people missing after the May 26th events are found in the interim detention cells by the staff of Ombudsman’s Office.
2011-06-06Parliament Adopts Freedom Charter
2011-06-03Pro-democracy activists arrested in Georgia
Protestors massed for a second night in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, fending off intermittent clashes with plain clothed policemen with flagpoles conveniently turned into instruments of self defense.
2011-06-03Silent Protest of NGOs in front of Parliament Building
On June 1st at 11:30 pm, the NGOs gathered in front of the Parliament building and protested against the violence carried out by the government at 00:15 of May 26th. The action was entitled – 00:15. The participants lit the candles in front of the Parliament and honored the victims.
2011-06-03Unable or Unwilling?!
Norwegian Helsinki Committee Published Report regarding the process of investigation of war crimes during the August 2008 conflict entitled Unable or Unwilling.
2011-06-02International Unions Slam Georgia On Labor-Rights Record
BRUSSELS --Top officials from the International Trade Union Confederation (ICTU) have slammed the government of Georgia, saying the country's labor policies made it "the black sheep of workers' rights in Europe."
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