Georgia

Mass protests held in solidarity with Ukraine, journalists attacked

Mass protests erupt against the war in Ukraine, Strikes by social service employees yield concessions from authorities, Chechen human rights defender forced to leave Georgia, Journalists attacked while filming Read more

Mass protests held in solidarity with Ukraine, journalists attacked

Watchdog calls for equal treatment of journalists, more opposition protests held

Human Rights NGOs present data on pressure against civic activists; Georgian opposition organised protests in support of Mikhail Saakashvili; Opposition protests held over local budgets ; Watchdog calls for equal treatment of journalists Read more

Watchdog calls for equal treatment of journalists, more opposition protests held

Separate protests denounce surveillance, arrest of former president

Protest against mass surveillance held in Tbilisi; #FreeSaakashvili protests held in front of Rustavi prison; Creator of social platform shot dead Read more

Separate protests denounce surveillance, arrest of former president

Violent protest against LGBTIQ+ ends in anti-government protests

Protesters denounce new law pardoning violent dispersal of 2019 protests; Violent protest against LGBTIQ+ ends in anti-government protests ; Azerbaijani blogger killed in Georgia under unclear circumstances; State Security Service condemned for surveillance activities

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Violent protest against LGBTIQ+ ends in anti-government protests

Voters protest election results; CSOs denounce vilification

Georgian voters protest election results; Journalists attacked during election campaigns; Media Advocacy Coalition denounces harassment of opposition media; CSOs denounce vilification by Prime Minister Read more

Voters protest election results; CSOs denounce vilification

Media situation in focus ahead of October elections

As Georgia prepares for parliamentary elections on 31 October, the media situation and media freedom remain in focus and civil society continues to monitor any violations of press freedom. Read more

Media situation in focus ahead of October elections

Groups express concern over deteriorating media freedom

Statements issued to raise concern over media freedom; Journalists institute case for injuries sustained in June 2019 protest; March held to protest gagging of journalists at media outlet; Read more

Groups express concern over deteriorating media freedom

Residents protest mining activities, CSOs denounce xenophobia amid Coronavirus outbreak

Peaceful assembly affected by state of emergency amid Covid 19 outbreak; Residents of Shukruti village protest against the activities of mining company Georgian Manganese LLC; CSOs denounce hate speech and xenophobia amid Coronavirus outbreak Read more

Residents protest mining activities, CSOs denounce xenophobia amid Coronavirus outbreak

Civil society decries attacks and prosecution of journalists

Opposition parties announced that new protests after the Georgian Parliament failed to pass a law which would change the voting system from a majoritarian to a fully proportional voting system; Protests break out in Sukhumi, the capital of the self-proclaimed breakaway Republic of Abkhazia as protesters denounce Raul Khajimba’s win from last September’s elections; General director of pro-opposition Mtavari Arkhi TV Channel, Nika Gvaramia, physically assaulted; Read more

Civil society decries attacks and prosecution of journalists

Protesters Demand Better Working Conditions

Protesters demand better working conditions for workers in the country, more protests as construction workers die while on duty, Community members in Pansiki protest against construction of Hydro Power Plant in their region, Georgia drops one slot in RSF annual index, Read more

Protesters Demand Better Working Conditions