Government wants to oversee (control) banks, 4 UNM guys bolt, Independence Day stuff, DCFTA facility, no budget cut, Ucha kicks butt, Tsulukiani in Ukraine, high-rises behind baths, Ossetia abductions, Ankvab heart work in Tbilisi, WB projects, Batumi protests, China and Israel investment, Swiss say no refugee jobs, EBRD SMEs, sick sheep, Yerevan to Batumi train, MFA brings 75 internationals to look at the ABL, counterfeit kid, fuel price up, UN intellectual property, olympic youth flame, Lelo kids win, IDP photos UN NYC, new leopards, Napoleon death mask Tbilisshi, Const court says fix parliament set up, Georgians to Africa with EU, judges over site wrangling, Google Georgian independence day, Ian Kelly testimony, Surami bread ladies, Burns on film, happy unemployment numbers, Book Festival

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  1. The MEME this week is the Google Doodle on Georgian Independence day that showed fireworks in red and white. Link: http://bit.ly/1KBUwEo

    The Washington Post looks at how Georgian and Moldovan wines came to be known to European and American markets — all thanks to Putin banning their wines in political spats. Link: http://wapo.st/1G5xbtJ

    The Testament of Ian Kelly, the nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, to the Senate for Foreign Relations Committee. Link: http://1.usa.gov/1KBUuwm

    Sasha Gora for Vice writes on the bread sold on the side of the road in Surami. Link: http://bit.ly/1JaL3Su

    RFE/RL blog the Caucasus Report looks at the struggles the Ossetian language is having on both the Russian and Georgian sides of the border. Link: http://bit.ly/1RnDkn1

    TI Georgia investigates who own RMG Gold. Link: http://bit.ly/1JaL88X

    This week’s CRRC blog looks at perceived inequality in the courts in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1KBUyME

    Georgian Journal has an interview with Thomas Burns, an American filmmaker now living in Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1d2RIC2

    There’s an interesting job opportunity as a program coordinator with the organization ADAMI in Tbilisi, working with media in the eastern partnership countries. The application is due on the 3rd of June. Link: http://bit.ly/1SFIOeo

  2. Thank you for mentioning this week’s Tbilisi demonstration in support of our unjustly jailed colleague, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who has been in custody in Baku for more than six months. Her friends and colleagues marked her birthday with the launch of The Khadija Project, in which investigative journalists from around the world are working to finish her stories about corruption among the Azerbaijani ruling elite: https://occrp.org/occrp/en/announcements/3985-occrp-global-reporters-release-first-khadija-project-stories. Stay tuned for more!

  3. The death mask of Napoleon wasn’t brought by “one of his generals”, but by Prince Achille Murat, grandson of Napoleon’s sister, Carolina and son-in law of David Dadiani

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