IWPR, EurasiaNet, and BBC Azeri publish my pieces on radicalisation in the South Caucasus

Following on from my work with various international bodies responsible for countering radicalisation and the recruitment of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF), EurasiaNet and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) have published my pieces calling for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) measures in Georgia while my recent BBC Azeri piece includes Azerbaijan.

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International Women’s Day, Tbilisi, Georgia

Marking International Women’s Day, the Georgian Women’s Movement (GWM) took to the streets to call for greater gender equality in the political life of the country. Similar rallies were staged throughout Georgia, including minority towns and cities such as mainly ethnic Armenian populated Akhalkalaki and majority ethnic Azeri inhabited Marneuli.

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Masoumeh Jamalinia, Iranian Setar Player

A chance posting on an email discussion list led me to Masoumeh Jamalinia, a young Iranian journalist working for BBC Monitoring in Tbilisi. Putting her in touch with The Sayat Nova Project, who were recording the minority and majority traditional music of the region, we all met up at a Persian Tea House in the Old Town of the Georgian capital for an impromptu recording and photo session.

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