Georgia Dimming Democracy

August 10, 2012 - 12:38 PM
In this photo taken from TV and provided by the opposition-funded Info 9 news agency, in Georgia, showing journalist Ekaterine Dugladze, front centre, surrounded by men who purport to be journalists and allegedly pester her with meaningless questions and vulgar remarks on July 11 2012, in the town of Zestafoni, western Georgia. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili boasts that Georgia has become a “beacon of democracy” since he took office in 2004, but many complain of official intimidation and accuse the government of resorting to Soviet methods of clamping down on dissent, including trying to harass opposition journalists. (AP Photo/Info 9 news agency)