Georgia: Sex, Files and Videotape

ARCHIVES

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While the numbers keep changing as more material is discovered, the Georgian government has recorded at least 18,000 secret video and audio files since the Rose Revolution in 2003. The sex videos range from famous and not-so-famous Georgians engaging in homosexual activity to top government officials having sex, sometimes at home and with their own spouses...

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LIVES

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A gay man threatened with exposure if he didn’t entrap others. A journalist approached to spy on his employers. A brave gay who told them to go to hell. We look at what this kind of surveillance does to human beings....




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HISTORY

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Political and personal surveillance is nothing new in Georgia, or in the rest of the former Soviet Union, or in the world. But in the past decade, improved technology has brought far more information into governments’ grasp, outstripping the development of laws to protect privacy...

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LAW

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Confusion reigns over which of the files are legal and which illegal. What does the law say, and how will it be sorted out?

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OMBUDSMAN

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One outcome of this whole mess is the government has appointed a personal data ombudsman, a first for Georgia....

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