2010-04-12Computer Instead Book – Ticket for Future or Infernal Experiment?
On April 6, the president Saakashvili informed the government members about the reforms planned in the educational system during their session in Kutaisi. He assessed the reform as Computer and Linguistic Revolution. “Computers instead Books,” this is the new initiative of the president.
2010-04-12Public Defender Criticizes Situation in Orphanages
Public Defender of Georgia Giorgi Tughushi criticizes the situation in the orphanages. According to him, based on the interviews with beneficiaries and psychological evaluations of the situation, various methods of violence are used in educational institutions.
2010-04-12“Teacher with Breached Rights Cannot Build Future”
Independent Trade Union of Teachers is preparing for overall strikes. The demonstration was to start on February 26, but based on the decision of the strike committee, it was postponed until May.
2010-04-12In Dighomi District Police Arrested Six Members of the National Council
On April 8, patrol police arrested a leader of the People’s Party Aleksandre Shalamberidze and several activists during the quarrel in Dighomi district. Their location was not known for some time.
2010-04-08‘They Said You Became IDPs During Shevardnadze’s Government and Do Not Ask Assistance from Misha?
“They always complain regardless the assistance they get. Some of them will complain even if you give them a palace,” said the head of the social department within the Zestaponi district administration Lena Peradze in her interview with the humanrights.ge
2010-04-08Opposition Parties Complain About Oppressing Their Activists
Representatives of the opposition parties complain about increased different forms of oppression on them before the elections.
2010-04-08Ombudsman Focused on Intolerance of the Union of Orthodox Parents in His Report
The Public Defender focused on the intolerance of the Union of Orthodox Parents in his report; he described several facts of intolerance committed by the Union members.
2010-04-08Gori District Governor Lost A Court Case VS Victims of the War
The house of Valeri Bidzinashvili in the village of Karbi in Gori district was damaged during the bombardment in August, 2008. Bidzinashvili applied to the local authority and requested reconstruction of his house. He personally informed the regional governor about the concrete people who did not allow him to repair the damaged house; they were the village governor and the representative of the village to the municipality board. Despite that, he could not achieve any positive results.
2010-04-07Uncountable Voters in the Small Country
Kvemo Kartli region was always considered to be the “granary of the pro-governmental votes”. It was often unclear whether the ruling parties were winning the elections in the region through fabrication or that opposition parties did not work with the local population properly. “Saakashvili won the elections in Kvemo Kartli at the expense of the villages empty from people,” said one of the leaders of the opposition parties, Koba Davitashvili, during TV-debates.
2010-04-07Simulated Chronicle – Suspected in the Death of Three People
So-called simulated Chronicle released by the TV-Company Imedi on March13 informed the people about the new war with Russia. Besides moral damage, it caused fatal results for the people. Although, the number of the dead people is not estimated, three families are openly claiming that their family members died because of the simulated Chronicle.
2010-04-07Victims of Natural Disasters Request Assistance
From 13th till 17th of March natural disasters caused damage of 1 455 000 GEL to Kakheti region. Before that, on October 30-31 and on November 1, the disaster caused the damage of 7, 865 million GEL to the same region. The population received meager compensation only in Lagodekhi district. However, in the village of Uzuntala one family is still homeless. Local residents cannot clean the area from the stones at their own expenses.
2010-04-06A Woman on Maternity Leave Was Fired without Warning
A short time ago, employees of the Urekhi based House for Children Lacking Parental Care were fired. They were on holidays by that time. The labor agreements with the employees were not expired. The head of the House, Gia Veradze does not see anything illegal in the decision.
2010-04-06A Black Hole in the Rule of Law – Georgia Received Three Inmates of Guantanamo Prison
Public interest in the inmates of Guantanamo prison is still huge. People wonder whether their stay in Georgia is dangerous for the country.
2010-04-06Fear Eats the Soul – Mythological and Destroyed Saakashvili
His positive noise turned into a weak “thunder”; his wish to build a new country has turned into a faded PR technology; his endless promises – into broken promises; energetic economical reforms – into depression of impoverished, unemployed and bank debtors… and finally, the oath made at the grave of the King Davit Agmashenebeli – to integrate Georgia “from Nikopsia to Darubandi” – has turned into the nightmare of passportization process in Akhalgori district. Nevertheless, almost prickle-less Rose Revolution predicted a huge success, a peaceful governance and a perfect future for him…
2010-04-01Finally, We Have Lost the War
I know that everybody is fed up with the statements about the simulated reportage of the TV Company Imedi released on March 13. Only the word “simulated” remained in our memories from the reportage which is actively used in ordinary speech of Tbilisi dwellers. For example, “don’t you feel a bit simulated?”
2010-03-31In Georgia More And More People Wish To Migrate Abroad
According to the 2009 report of the UN High Commissionaire for Refugees, Georgia is among top ten states whose citizens request migration abroad most often. Unlike 2008, Georgia moved 7 stages backward in the rating. Before that, it occupied 17th place; in 2008 5 454 citizens of Georgia had requested shelter in various states of the world; in 2009 their number increased up to 10 994.
2010-03-31Before the Elections, Funds Allocated for Local Self-Governemnts Are Seriously Increased
Before the elections, funds allocated for the local self-governments from the central budget have seriously increased – it is said in the report of the Transparency International – Georgia; the report is about the use of administrative resources for the pre-elections campaign. According to the report, the number of personnel at the Tbilisi City Hall as well as in the district administrations of the regions of Georgia has noticeably increased.
2010-03-31Imprisonment of Khatuna Charaeva – One More Shameful Act of Primitive Georgian Politics
“If Khatuna Charaeva had really committed the crime, she would not have been released,” said conflict expert Paata Zakareishvili in his interview with the humanrights.ge. He added that the ethnic Ossetian woman was arbitrarily detained because of primitive and shameful Georgian politics.
2010-03-31Weapons Trafficking, End User is NOT Georgian Territorial Integrity
The fallout of the war of August 2008 brings us up to speed with a much larger game that is being planned and played-out within the framework of today’s security reality. I've always suspected Georgia of having been, perhaps even before the final breakup of the USSR, a hub and transit point for most every illicit item one could imagine. It is about location and its topography - mountainous forests, the Black Sea – all make it perfect for such. Conflicted areas such as Georgia and other breakaways provide generous conditions for all kinds of illegal and shady activities.
2010-03-30Noghaideli’s Noisy Visit in Guria Region
Leaders of the National Council met their supporters and members in the Ozurgeti Drama Theatre on March 24. Before the meeting, the organizers did not allow the family members of journalist Davit Bolkvadze, who died during the Civil War, into the hall; they clarified that the National Council was meeting only their activists and supporters. Davit Bolkvadze’s mother and sister blame Loti Kobalia for the murder of the journalist; the latter is a member of Noghaideli. The family members of the dead journalist managed to converse with Noghaideli after the meeting.
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