· November, 2008

Stories about Georgia from November, 2008

Armenia: Bloggers Throw Funeral at Georgian Embassy

  27 November 2008

Carrying a black casket labeled “The Newborn Georgian Democracy,” a group of bloggers in Yerevan have marched toward the Georgian Embassy protesting what they call the destruction and desecration of Armenian cultural monuments in neighboring Georgia. Bloggers tell the story.

Georgia: Armenian Church Scandal

  27 November 2008

With the ever strengthening power of the Orthodox Church in Georgia causing concern for democracy and human rights activists, bloggers were first to report on attempts to seize a derelict Armenian church in the capital, Tbilisi.

Georgia: Junior Eurovision Success

  23 November 2008

Unzipped comments on this year's junior Eurovision international music competition and says that Georgia's win was well deserved. The blog notes that Russia gave full points to the country it was recently at war with, but also expresses disappointment with Armenia's entry.

Caucasus: Public Media Potential

  17 November 2008

The American University’s School of Communication Center for Social Media posts an entry on the potential to counter a constrained and often politicized or controlled media in the South Caucasus and especially to promote peace-building in the war torn region. Blogs are included as one of five key areas that...

Georgia: Fox News and the War

  14 November 2008

The Tbilisi Blues comments on video footage of Fox News reporters fleeing what they describe as “Georgian forces firing at journalists” during the recent war with Russia. Tbilisi-based journalist Paul Rimple says that the news channel got it wrong.

Caucasus: Gender Gap Index

  13 November 2008

Social Science in the Caucasus takes exception to the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index and, comparing data on economic participation, explains why.

Georgia: Dating & Parties

  12 November 2008

Ben Sweeney’s Weblog continues to experience life as a Fulbright Scholar in Georgia and keeps readers updated on the local culture in the capital, Tbilisi. Yesterday was the turn of dating girls with curfews and cleaning up after parties.

Caucasus: Geocaching

  8 November 2008

West of Igdir introduces its readers to geocaching — an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to find hidden containers — in the South Caucasus. The blog comments on geocaching in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, but says that the former is the...

Georgia: Tbilisi favors McCain

  1 November 2008

Cult of the Dead Fish says that Georgia's interest in a McCain victory in next week's U.S. presidential election is based on self-interest. The blog says that following the recent war with Russia, a Republican victory is more likely to increase U.S. support for the country.