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DRI: Liability for war propaganda must be tightened
It is permissible to perceive the spread of Russian propaganda as a threat and to take measures to be protected from it for the purpose of ensuring state security and public safety.
07.03.2022
Western orientation of Ukraine and Georgia targeted by Georgian far-right pro-Russian groups
In February, in the wake of the military attack on Ukraine, the sharply pro-Russian wing of far-right groups has become particularly active in Georgia. 
04.03.2022
DRI: Defendants in July 5 case continue aggression against reporters in court

Today, in Tbilisi City Court, one of the defendants in the case of July 5 mass violence made a threatening statement against affected journalist Rati Tsverava, after he called the participants in violence “bastards”.

22.02.2022
Democracy Research Institute responds to beating of designer Giorgi Maskhulia

DRI condemns the brutal violence against designer Giorgi Maskhulia and considers the bullying of the victim, use of hate speech and comments of homophobic/transphobic content posted on social networks categorically unacceptable.

21.02.2022
DRI: The National Agency of Public Registry should not register Conservative Movement political party
On November 20, 2021, the Alt-Info team founded a political party - Conservative Movement. The leaders of the Conservative Movement are the organizers of the violent events of July 5, who have not been prosecuted yet. 
22.11.2021
Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has been implementing a project titled “Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia” since September 1.

05.11.2021
Prime Minister of Georgia should resign immediately due to the Severe Consequences of the July 5 violence
The undersigned organizations, express our utmost concern and sorrow over the passing of Lekso Lashkarava, the operator of „TV Pirveli”. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
11.07.2021
DRI - Authorities have been inciting violence by hate groups for years
The March of Dignity makes it clear that Tbilisi Pride was not only denied the constitutional right to freedom of assembly by the authorities, but the latter also directly encouraged radical groups, through criminal inaction and statements made by high political officials.
06.07.2021
DRI responds to the instances of violent attacks on Rustaveli Avenue
Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili's statement that Mikheil Saakashvili and the radical opposition are behind the March of Dignity is a direct incentive for radical groups.
05.07.2021
The Government Should Not Allow Far-Right Violence Against The March of Dignity
In response to the March of Dignity to be held by the organizers of Tbilisi Pride on July 1-5 the far-right leader and founder of the movement, ERI Levan Vasadze issued an ultimatum to the Government demanding the "cancellation" of the Pride Week.
26.06.2021