Tbilisi, Georgia. Editorial credit: Sun_Shine / Shutterstock.com

Georgia

Georgia holds regular and competitive elections. Its democratic trajectory showed signs of improvement during the period surrounding a change in government in 2012–13, but recent years have featured backsliding. Oligarchic influence affects the country’s political affairs, policy decisions, and media environment, and the rule of law is undermined by politicization. Civil liberties are inconsistently protected.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Illustration by Mitch Blunt

Freedom on the Net — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

Georgian police officers cordon off the area in central Tbilisi where Orthodox believers and anti-gay activists stage a rally marking the International Day against Homophobia. (Photo Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images)

A New Eurasian Far Right Rising

Reflections on Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia: Far-right groups are growing in prominence and sophistication across Eurasia, particularly in countries where notable democratic and liberalizing reforms have taken place. 

Ukraine photograph photo auction by anastasiia lukavska

Nations in Transit — Georgia Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Georgia receives a Democracy Percentage of 35 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.