Officials accuse campaigners of politicising the issue to suit their own agenda.
Illicitly obtained data has long been used to intimidate and blackmail independent voices.
Government accused of shrinking space for civil society with onerous legislation.
Rally cancelled after scenes of mob violence by counter-protestors.
Equality legislation is not matched by social attitudes – or state support.
Tbilisi hopes that 800 million US dollar investment will boost energy security and provide jobs, but activists say the risks are enormous.
From household tasks to labour rights, the pandemic has aggravated endemic gender inequality.
Freedom of expression continues to prove key to defending other civil liberties.
Volunteers rally to clean up city, ensure security and prevent looting.
Public outcry after footage emerges of officers beating man for violating lockdown.