Russian Abkhazia annexation angst, Bacho & Vano sentenced, TSU prof murder suicide, more Muslim Christian village strife, NATO chief in town, Pankisi IS commander chatter, Usupashvili’s latter was ad, Azeri freedom of speech demos in Tbilisi, anti UNM demos, Jewish museum reopens, new EU ambo set up, Lith FM in town, students against gas station, Margvel in Japan, Turkish days, The President movie gets award, floods, Ukraine support rallies, Supreme Court appointments supported, violence against women, ego plates, Capa in Kutaisi

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  1. The MEME this week is a video of a regular Georgian woman speaking about violence against women, as part of a public opinion poll conducted by PalitraTV. She believes that “99% of women deserve to be beaten daily” because most Georgian women have become insolent towards men. Link: http://bit.ly/1wxsgKP


    Nina Jobe writes for The Balkanist on the new residency laws and the problems it causes for Georgia’s Javakheti Armenians – many of whom received Russian citizenship for economic work purposes. Link: http://bit.ly/1z6EHQt

    The latest infographic from JumpStart Georgia, on violence against children in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1tb2HQ5

    Journalist Anna Nemtsova interviews President Margvelashvili for Foreign Policy magazine blog Democracy Lab. Link: http://atfp.co/1rtDQk0

    Spiegel has a profile on Omar Al-Shishani, the Pankisi native and IS commander in Syria. It’s in German. Link: http://bit.ly/ZQRozE

    Monica Ellena for Eurasianet has another piece in a series on the Georgian education system. Now she examined advancements in inclusive education in public schools and integrating students with special needs. Link: http://bit.ly/ZQRoQ4

    Cristina Maza writes for Transitions Online on the culture of private tutoring in Georgia — the only way for students to pass their university entrance exams. Link: http://bit.ly/1yx1aDd

    Madona Gasanova has an interesting report for The Financial on condom use in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1tSAcrb

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