Stories

LAZIKA: ECONOMICAL CENTRE OR ECOLOGICAL DANGER?

Ani Hovhannisyan

New Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili doesn’t see the need to build city Lazika in western Georgia. For him it is the most anecdotal case that is associated with Saakashvili. Final decision about stopping construction of Lazika isn’t yet made. Newscafe reporter Ani Hovhannisyan traveled at the site to see what is going on.

DIGITAL TREND IN GEORGIAN BOOK MARKET

Elena Makharoblishvili

Digital era has had a major influence on traditional book market. Books changed their forms and moved from book shelves into an online space.

FAMILIES REVEAL TRUTH BEHIND RENOVATED TBILISI FACADES

Keti Zhvania; Mariam Khanjaliashvili

Painted facades, beautiful balconies, ornaments, statues of the lion, new roofs, colorful walls – rehabilitation of Aghmashenebeli avenue is coming to an end. The first part of the reconstruction was celebrated one year ago, on November 23, the second part is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. Behind the beautiful facades families continue their daily life.

GIPA DOCU FILM FESTIVAL

Ruzan Safaryan; Sona Kocharyan

GIPA students produced 8 documentary films on different topics, addressing major social problems in Georgia.

A MAN FROM MARS

Sophie Datuashvili

A pale man with silver hair and purple sweater sits in the narrow room, stares at his painting and sings with a very low voice.

RAFAEL NADAL WINS IN INDIAN WELLS

Beka Goginashvili

Rafael Nadal played great in this tournament and deserved this victory. He beat former number one tennis player Roger Federer in quartefinal.

BARCELONAS'S BRILLIANT VICTORY

Beka Goginashvili

Barcelona dominated the game and deserved the victory. Best player in the world Lionel Messi has scored twice. Other players who scored for Barcelona were Jordi Alba and David Villa.

SPAIN BEATS FRANCE IN PARIS

Beka Goginashvili

Before this match France were ahead of Spain by two points. That's why Spain needed to win. Pedro Rodrigues scored the only goal of the game on 58th minute.

REAL MADRID GETS TO SEMIFINAL OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Beka Goginashvili

Real Madrid was the predicted winner, but Galatasay played great game and deserved their victory. They won 3-2. Emanuel Eboe, Didier Drogba and Wesly Sneider scored from Galatasaray, while Christiano Ronaldo scored Real madrid's both goals.

PARLIAMENT OF GEORGIA IN KUTAISI

Tata Chikviladze

The Multimedia slideshow is about parliament of Georgia in Kutaisi, who built it, how many people were involved in construction works and how long did it take to finish the building. The architect is Alberto Domingo, head of CMD Engineers.

GEORGIAN FAST FOOD IN US

Tatia Lashauri

Portlanders now have the chance to try khinkali for lunch just for 6 dollars. It`s been several weeks since Georgian fast-food restaurant Kargi Gogo opened in the US.

JOHN ISNER WINS TOURNAMENT IN HOUSTON

Beka Goginashvili

After the final Isner said he now has confidence and will try his best to be successfull in future tournaments. John beat Nicolas Almagro in final with score 6-3,7-5. Every year tennis tournament is held in Houston.

A DESERTER GONE ASTRAY

Keti Arjevanidze

does god exist or not? does the spirit?- A human beings inner fight, the essence of humanity, melancholy and chaos, quest for a right wave of life- all these emotions are written and often visualized in works of Salome Machaidze, Berlin based Georgian painter, whose art is displayed in Museum of literature.

THE LUMIERE SHOT - NINOSTMINDA 2013

It’s been a month since the students of Ninostminda school started to learn how to shoot documentary movies. This is their first project.

DOUKHOBORS FROM GORELOVKA

Doukhobors came in the village Gorelovka in 1841. Nowadays, the biggest community of Doukhobors live in the village along with Armenians and eco-migrants from Achara.

MEETING WITH LOUDSPEAKERS

Hasmik Hayrapetyan; Sona Simonyan

This week, GIPA Student Media team meet with Georgian rock band LOUDspeakers.

MEETING WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UNION “SAPARI” ORGANIZATION

Tatia Kukhalashvili; Bayram Isgandarov

Violence against women is one the most critical topics in Georgia today. According to the MIF recent statistics, which, by the way, reflects only a small part of reality, because often aggrieved party, especially in Georgia, avoids filing a claim against a family member abuser, during the period 2007-2014 are recorded 1102 facts of violence, including 2223 individuals.

CAUCASUS NEWS DIGEST - PLACE WHERE CAUCASIANS MEET

Gunel Safarova; Lilit Kochinyan

A little bazaar near Samgori metro station is one of the oldest in Tbilisi. It’s one of the rare places where diverse nationalities and ethnicities of the Caucasus meet.