24 April Memorial and Demonstration outside the Turkish Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia

24 April marked the 99th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of as many as 1.5 million ethnic Armenians living in the then Ottoman Empire. Widely considered by historians to be the first Genocide of the 20th Century, Armenians worldwide gather on this date to remember the dead or demonstrate to demand recognition. Members of the ethnic Armenian community in Tbilisi, Georgia, are no different.

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Georgia’s EU Association Agreement Still On Track, But Some Hurdles Remain

As Georgia prepares to sign its Association Agreement with the EU, civil society in the former Soviet republic held its own event supporting and confirming the country's European aspirations. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso has just published my piece on the event as well as two others that, coincidentally or not, occurred just hours earlier and which also identified some of the obstacles that still need to be overcome.

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Open Data and Open Government: Data Journalism and Data Visualisation in the South Caucasus

TechPresident has just published my article on Open Data, Data Journalism, and Data Visualisation in the South Caucasus. The strongest work in this area can arguably be found in Georgia, but there’s also some exemplary and incredibly brave investigative reporting coming from Azerbaijan too. The article also follows last month’s Personal Democracy Forum and Open Data Hackathon, where representatives of Jumpstart Georgia and Transparency International Georgia were also present.

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