FOREIGN MEDIA ABOUT GEORGIA
2011-06-28Different places different standards
I have twice - in 2006 and 2007 - called upon European policy makers, through the pages of 'New Europe', to end their blatant use of double standards in addressing human rights violations in different countries. Moreover, even the European Parliament takes sometimes a selective approach in these matters - on occasions choosing to give a clear signal on a particular human rights issue, whilst at certain other times abstaining from doing so.
2011-06-22Sought by International Police Is Now Political Refugee
The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs seeks Temur Basilia, 54, with the support of the INTERPOL. However, the USA granted political shelter to him.
2011-06-15Georgia's Cycle of Violence Reflects Dysfunctional Politics
Pati Managadze was delighted to learn that her son Demur was in jail. For nearly a week Managadze had searched for the 21-year-old, who had gone missing following violent clashes between police and antigovernment demonstrators in downtown Tbilisi on the night of May 25-26. She feared the worst when Demur's name did not appear on the police list of those who had been detained. After searching the city's police precincts for days, Managadze finally got lucky.
2011-06-14Georgians from Abkhazia: Beyond Limbo
Many Georgians displaced by the Abkhazia war of 1992-93 now live in rudimentary centres around the country. They face great difficulties in building their lives. But a survey of their views and aspirations contains some surprises, says Magdalena Frichova Grono.
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.
2011-06-03Georgia Comes down Violently on Pro-Democracy Protest. A First Hand Account
Tbilisi May 26, 2011 - Georgia celebrated its Independence Day on Thursday with a massive show of force, showcasing tanks, rocket launchers and aircraft similar to those used during its failed war against Russia in August 2008. The parade came just hours after its government had unleashed a lethal body blow to protestors who had gathered along the Georgian capital’s Rustaveli Avenue the night before with the aim of preventing the military parade from taking place as planned.
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.
2011-06-02International 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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