Vaguely-worded legislation introduces potential restrictions on wide range of outlets
Journalists get lengthy sentences on charges that rights groups say are groundless.
The recent escalation caught many by surprise, emboldening voices among the political opposition.
Critics argue that move, currently being fast-tracked by lawmakers, could curtail free speech.
Even those who flee the country are liable to prosecution.
Islam is on the rise in the oil-rich, secular South Caucasus country and the hijab is a way to make a statement.
Regime uses accusations of extremism to silence dissenting voices – and intimidate news consumers.
Nika Gvaramia imprisoned for abuse of power in a sentence largely seen as a retaliation for his criticism of the ruling party.
Rights organisations maintain that systematic lack of action in investigating such crimes serves to empower perpetrators.
Residents in the southern city describe huge anxiety and intimidation amid a semblance of normal life.