I am an Ethnic Georgian IDP (Internally Displaced Person) from the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Born and raised in the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, I grew in ethnically diverse environment, where I had Azerbaijani, Armenian, Kurd, Russian and other ethnic minorities as neighbors. I currently study Journalism and Mass Communications at the American University in Bulgaria. I'm interested in marketing, human rights, conflict, Caucasus and etc. I blog at The Young Georgians and tweet at @MirianJugheli
Latest posts by Mirian Jugheli
Georgia: LGBT Activists Attacked by Orthodox Religious Group
Marching to mark the 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, LGBT activists were blocked and assaulted by a group of Orthodox Christians in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Mirian Jugheli reports.
Georgia: Online Campaign Targets Russian President's Facebook Page
With Russian soldiers stations in Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, hundreds of Georgians called for their withdrawal on the Russian president's Facebook page.
Georgia: Virtual Facebook Parliamentary Speaker Election Game
Ahead of next year's parliamentary election in Georgia, the ruling party continues in its attempt to harness the power of social media to attract interest in the electoral process from social media users. Mirian Jugheli reports.
Georgia: Social Media Used by Presidential Election Candidate in Breakaway Region
Three candidates are competing this week for the presidency in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia recognized only by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, and Vanuatu. Despite being the oldest candidate, Sergei Shamba, born in 1951, turned to social media in order to attract support from voters online.
Georgia: Government 2.0
With 621,640 Facebook users in the country, Georgia boasts the largest penetration for the social networking site in the region. Naturally, government agencies and officials are now starting to reach out to citizens online.
Georgia: Journalists Dismissed Because of Facebook Hate Speech
On 18 March 2011, the Georgian Public Broadcaster dismissed two of its journalists, Giorgi Tukhareli and Giorgi Gabrichidze, because of offensive comments they made on Facebook against homosexuals as and the Vatican as well as the Catholic Church.
Georgia: Blogger action in support of evicted IDPs
Following the eviction of IDP families from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, bloggers in Tbilisi, Georgia, have joined ranks with protesters demanding an end to their often forcible relocation and demands for proper housing.
Georgia: Policeman fired after being identified on Facebook
After the excessive use of force by policemen to break up a demonstration in Tbilisi, Georgia, many Facebook users used the site to identify those responsible.
Georgia: Reflections on Teach and Learn
Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) is a project established by the Georgian government aiming to recruit 1,000 native English speakers willing to teach English at local schools. Many of the first intake of teachers have also started blogging their experience to date.