The Tragedy of Dighomi Meadows

When you are in Tbilisi and you cross the multilane bridge connecting the area around Sarajishvili Metro on the left bank of the River Mtkvari with Dighomi on the right bank, you can see the „Otter Island“ and get a glimpse into wetland forest territory, that is unfortunately witnessing destruction due to illegal quarrying and…

Tbilisi Pride and Prejudice

Despite the threats of nationalist groups and the announcement of the government to not be able to ensure safety, the team of „Tbilisi Pride“ is determined to hold a number of events. Lack of security, death threats and the exposing attitude of the own family are constant companions.

German police closing in on Armenian mafia

Police and journalistic investigations conclude that the German city of Erfurt has become the centre of Armenian organized crime in Germany This article was also published by Photo by: MDR. A German police report published by journalists speaks of an extensive network of organized crime operated by Armenian immigrants in Germany. Local publications question…

Election campaign 2016 in Georgia

When the roads in Tbilisi are renovated and flash lights are installed, it is again time for elections. On 8th october 2016 the voters will decide on the composition of the parliament. After a hot august, when the elction campaign activities was resting, they started again in september and left several injured.

Video Poll: What do you think about „Europe“?

JAM News recently published my video poll conducted in the streets of Tbilisi about what people think about Europe. With the help of Georgian friends we asked people about their associations and opinions about Europe. We wanted to know what first comes to their mind when they hear the word „Europe“.

Dialogue or Oppression?

The student movement Auditoria #115 demands large-scale reforms of the educational system in Georgia. A protest march and the occupation of the university was followed by a meeting with Prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Although the politician promised a joint work on a new law on education, there are reports about intimidations of activists by state…

European Day in Tbilisi

As one of the founding dates of the European Union 9th May is celebrated in several European countries. As Georgia holds close political and economical ties to the EU, there was also a big event in Tbilisi’s Rike Park. With food, information and a bunch of stereotypes so colourful like the balloons in the kid’s…