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Tbilisi audio tour puts Georgian trans people on the map

23 Nov 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing on the stairway of Tbilisi's iconic circus, about 20 people listened through headphones on Sunday as a voice explained how a building normally associated with fun and joy was to some a place of misery and sex work.

Tbilisi audio tour puts Georgian trans people on the map

23 Nov 2020

TBILISI, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing on the stairway of Tbilisi's iconic circus, about 20 people listened through headphones on Sunday as a voice explained how a building normally associated with fun and joy was to some a place of misery and sex work.

FEATURE-Uprooted by war, Armenians face bleak winter in schools and sanatoriums

20 Nov 2020

TBILISI, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sheltering in chilly school buildings and mountain sanatoriums, thousands of Armenians are bracing for a harsh winter after being driven from their homes by six weeks of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.

Face for sale: Leaks and lawsuits blight Russia facial recognition

09 Nov 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Anna Kuznetsova saw an ad offering access to Moscow's face recognition cameras, all she had to do was pay 16,000 roubles ($200) and send a photo of the person she wanted spying on.

FEATURE-Face for sale: Leaks and lawsuits blight Russia facial recognition

09 Nov 2020

TBILISI, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Anna Kuznetsova saw an ad offering access to Moscow's face recognition cameras, all she had to do was pay 16,000 roubles ($200) and send a photo of the person she wanted spying on.

Use COVID-19 to build back better, cities told

31 Oct 2020

TBILISI, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - COVID-19 will not spell the end of world cities, which are set to grow further over the next decade, the United Nations said on Saturday, urging civic leaders to use the pandemic as a springboard to build better, more liveable urban centres.

Sex tapes and stereotypes: Women jostle for bigger place in Georgian politics

30 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the rough-and-tumble world of Georgian politics, election campaigns can be merciless - especially for the small number of women candidates who enter the fray.

Tennis star's court case spotlights domestic violence in Georgia

20 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Georgian tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili is due to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of assaulting his ex-wife in a high-profile case that has split public opinion and spotlighted domestic violence in the former Soviet republic.

Georgian police abused LGBT+ activists with strip searches, court rules

08 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe's top rights court said on Thursday Georgian police had deliberately humiliated LGBT+ activists by strip searching them during a raid, a ruling campaigners hope will help change attitudes towards gay people among local authorities.

Ukraine plan to tackle hackers sparks privacy fears

07 Oct 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From crashing supermarket tills to messing with radiation readouts, Ukraine is hoping to tackle an ever-growing list of cyber attacks with a new law that rights experts warn could give authorities excessive powers to pry into the lives of citizens.

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