Ros Atkins on… Georgia’s protests, Russia and the West

This week the Georgian parliament passed a divisive law that sparked weeks of mass protests.

Critics say the bill – which they call the “Russian law” – could be used to threaten civil liberties. NGOs and media that receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad would have to register as “bearing the interests of a foreign power”.

Georgia’s government says the law is necessary to increase transparency and resist what it calls “foreign domination”.

The BBC’s analysis editor Ros Atkins examines how the protests are linked to Georgia’s position between alignment with the EU and Nato, or its historical ties to Moscow.

Produced by Michael Cox and Mary Fuller



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