Tbilisi mayoral candidates have gathered for a debate – what not to miss on September 22

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Nika Melia left the debates between the mayoral candidates as a sign of protest

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Nika Melia, the joint candidate of the United Opposition, the United National Movement, left the ongoing debates between the Tbilisi mayoral candidates on Channel One in protest.

“I came here first of all to personally tell the Secretary General of the Georgian Dream, Kakha Kaladze, the mayoral candidate of the ruling party, about the immorally violent and corrupt people in power today.

I came to tell you that these people do not care about anything, they are abusing civilians, they are abusing them during the day, in the sun. These people, and this Mr. who is represented here today, are infinitely corrupt and the protector and employer of criminals. “Everyone in Dmanisi today knows very well what they did.” – Nika Melia said and he showed a photo of a wounded man in Dmanisi. According to him, Kakha Kaladze must be defeated in this election.

Kakha Kaladze, the candidate of the Georgian Dream, assessed Melia as a sign of protest.

“It is disappointing that the leader of the” National Movement “ran away, but it should be noted that such destruction and unrest is the signature of their party. They are always trying, every day, to bring some tension to the country, which we will not allow under any circumstances. I really did not like the fact that on October 2, when Nika Melia loses the elections, they ran away. On the contrary, we must end the polarization and all people of different political views must live in Georgia without any problems. “This country is for everyone, this city is for everyone.” – said Kakha Kaladze.

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Mamuka Mdinaradze calls the Dmanisi incident a “provocation of the Nazis.”

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Two people were injured and several others were injured in a physical confrontation during the pre-election meeting of the incumbent mayor of Dmanisi, Giorgi Tatuashvili, the incumbent mayoral candidate in the village of Gantiadi, Dmanisi Municipality. The injured were taken to a local hospital.

Mamuka Mdinaradze, the executive secretary of the Georgian Dream, says that the incident was the result of a provocation by the Nazis, which was observed in the municipality in the morning.

“I am sure that now the” Nazis “and the leaders of the” National Movement “are very happy about this incident, because these days, there was a cascade of attempts to deceive someone and in this case, they succeeded. They are very happy, but no one is happy because, firstly, people are injured who should not be their supporters, and secondly – no one is going to cover their hands. “I am confident that the minimum standard of evidence required for the allegations will be established or not,” he said.– said Mamuka Mdinaradze.

MP from the “National Movement” Tina Bokuchava, along with punishing the perpetrators, demands that the candidate of the “Georgian Dream” withdraw his candidacy. According to him, people related to them should be removed from the proportional electoral list of the City Council.

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The CEC monitors the media – what does that mean?

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Reports released by the new structure of the CEC, the Center for Information Security, give the impression that almost the entire media space is working to spread misinformation.

Some media organizations found themselves in the CEC monitoring tables by accident; Some have not even seen the accounts yet. In August, Radio Liberty also hit the “disseminators” tables, but then everything was explained by a mechanical error at the CEC, and the tables were corrected.

One of the monitoring tables of the Information Security Center, which included the online publication “Public”, has the following title – Disinformation Of materials Dynamics In online media.

“Publica” is accused of misinformation, discrediting and omitting information.

Lika Zakashvili, the editor-in-chief of Public, told RFE / RL that the editorial office would definitely try to find out and substantiate this unpleasant surprise.

“In any case, this is an inconvenient fact for the media, which is constantly trying to be consistently consistent in adhering to the media standard on a daily basis …

It is important to know – what methodology they conduct the research and what examples they have. Part of the misinformation is particularly outrageous – I wonder what misinformation we spread ?! “ – Zakashvili tells us.

Who conducts the research and by what methodology? Read more in Lela Kunchulia’s article.

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The daily vaccination rate is still low in Georgia

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In Georgia, compared to the previous day, it is almost doubled, however, the vaccination rate is still low. According to the National Center for Disease Control, 15,096 people were vaccinated on September 20. September 19 – 7720.

For the last few days, the daily vaccination rate has not reached 20,000, while the National Center for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health consider it necessary to vaccinate 25,000-30,000 a day to achieve the goal of immunization.

1,671,295 vaccinations have been carried out in Georgia since March 15. 952,219 people, or 33.3% of the adult population, were vaccinated with a single dose. Fully vaccinated 719 076 – 25.2% of the adult population.

Against the background of the new strains of COVID19, the plan that the country should vaccinate 60% of the adult population by the end of the year is no longer relevant. Allergologist-immunologist Bidzina Kulumbegov says that in order for the country to manage a pandemic, at least 80-90% of the adult population must be vaccinated, which is about 65-70% of the total population, and that has been achieved by Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Read more In Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article.

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“We are beginning an era of relentless diplomacy” – Joe Biden’s first address to the UN General Assembly

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US President Joe Biden has addressed the UN General Assembly for the first time as President. In his speech, he focused on the fight against the pandemic, unity and climate change.

He said that cooperation in the face of global challenges has become especially important.

“We do not want a new Cold War or a world divided into blocs.” Said Biden. – “We have ended a 20-year conflict in Afghanistan. “As we close this period of ruthless war, we are entering a new era of relentless diplomacy to help the peoples of the world.”

Biden also promised that Washington would double funding for the international fight against climate change.

On September 21, Iranian President Ebrahim Rice made his first appearance at the UN General Assembly, marking his international debut with a pre-recorded speech.

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The European Court of Human Rights has charged Russia with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko

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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia should be held accountable for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a former member of Russia’s special services.

Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian Facebook agent who fled to London in 2000, was poisoned in 2006 at a London sushi bar.

According to British experts, he is the first person to die as a result of polonium-210. A British investigation has found that Litvinenko was poisoned by Andrei Lugavoi and Dmitry Kovtun on Putin’s orders.

Alexander Litvinenko publicly stated in 1998 that he had been ordered to assassinate businessman Boris Berezovsky.

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Bashir “Tbilisovich” – MP, firefighter, good Tbilisian

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The announcement of Ogbunju’s participation in the 2021 local self-government elections by the African Georgian Richard Arin has further aggravated the Georgian public space, which is already saturated with intolerance and xenophobia. The black Tbilisi mayoral candidate, who has lived in Georgia for 25 years, has become the object of open aggression and ridicule for his origins, imperfect language skills and skin color.

Some Tbilisians considered the desire of a black citizen to fight for the mayor of the capital of Georgia as insulting and insulting. However, the Tbilisi self-government remembers a black member – Bashir Shambe, towards whom the attitude of his fellow citizens was completely different.

Nigeria-born Richard Ogbunuju would have been able to meet Bashir Shambe, a former firefighter and former member of the Tbilisi City Council, who was proudly portrayed by the Soviet Georgian press as a “Tbilisi Zang.”

Bashir Shambe’s grandson, Alexander Shambe, also says that Papamis, who did not even remember his parents’ names, was replaced by his parents in Georgia and Tbilisi, so he liked when acquaintances and co-workers called him “Bashir Tbilisovich”.

Read more In the article of Jimsher Rekhviashvili.

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The protagonist of this documentary is a social researcher. Mziuri Gogichaishvili goes door to door and talks to Tbilisians trying to get answers to various questions – about politics, economy, culture. Meets people of different social strata, ages, different tastes and beliefs to prepare material for a major sociological study and answer the question “Who are we? And what do we have in common?”. After watching the film, this question will be considered by the viewer, who will surely fall in love with the hero of the new Georgian documentary film and his sincere respondents.

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