Tag Archives: Interethnic relations

Nigerian in Tbilisi

After a long break I am back and trying to continue stories about different experiences, policies and inter-cultural relations. This time my story refers to African guy who lives and works in the Republic of Georgia. His name is Brian and he is a footballer. He arrived there couple of years ago. Here is a documentary (with English and Russian subtitles) which tells you Brian’s story.
As I can see he did not have easy life, he was a foreigner in the new country. In the first days he did not have even a shelter, but now everything is changed. Local family gave a space in the house. Recently Brian has a job and a family in Tbilisi. He speaks Georgian quite well and He’s a star of TV shows.

Please watch the video and share your story. Have you lived abroad? Was it easy to integrate in the local society? How they addressed foreigners? Were they helpful?


Development of online communications: from mIRC to Social Media

I remember the presentation when I first heard about Internet. It was very interesting and impressive. The presenter used analogies in order to express idea of World Wide Web. He drew a huge cloud on the blackboard and claimed that it was internet, full of different kinds of information: films, photos, books, chats, articles about media, communication, politics, history, sciences, sales, languages and so on. In short, there were unlimited resources for the people with all kind of interests. Then he said that typing http://www.your-desired.destination in the address bar you got direct way to the data. It was fun, but so extraordinary, that I still remember the definition even after 15 years. Continue reading

Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: Problems and Resolutions

In this post you will find information about:

  1. Ethnic composition of Georgia
  2. Attitudes towards ethnic minorities
  3. Problems of ethnic minorities
  4. Governmental and non-governmental policies regarding ethnic minority rights

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Share Your Story

Hello Reader

Welcome again to the world of diversity and equality. Here you will see different stories, papers, policy analysis about peoples of the world; their cultures and traditions. I will try to keep this blog dynamic and interesting.

Though, every of you has a chance to share own story to the audience. Your contribution is important, so if you feel that you have something exciting, express yourself.

Here are some recommendations that should apply to your writings:

1. It should be an original content, not a copied article from the internet. If you translate something, indicate author and publisher.

2. The post should reflect positive experience on interethnic relations, cross-cultural cooperation.

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Commonication Through Communication

Some other suggested topics include: governmental policy on minority issues (I will appreciate critical analysis); review of legislation/situation in the certain country on inclusion mechanisms of religious/ethnic minorities; announcements, reports , evaluations of the trainings, seminars, conferences or other events on the above-mentioned issues; fictions, music, dances of different people, etc. You also may interview community member, or send examples of local folklore. Any other ideas are welcome. Just be creative and positive.

3. The post should be written into English. Please pay attention to language accuracy and include links, photos, podcasts, and remember about copyrights 🙂

Include your name, a short bio, picture (desirable) and mail me at mshalash@kent.edu. I’ll try to review your post in 72 hours and publish, or reply my suggestions.

Remember! Posts that reflect content of call for violence, hatred, xenophobia,  discrimination, chauvinism, etc, will NEVER be published here!

Good luck!

Improvement Of Inter-ethnic Relations – Why It Is Important

The Holy Bible says that once the whole Earth was of one language and one speech. And they decided to build a tower, whose top could reach the heaven. But the Lord was concerned: The Humans could reach any aim and confounded their language. Thus the people could not understand each other and scattered.

It sounds like a legend, but practice shows that it is true. Communication is the main prerequisite of peace and development. Research shows that ethnic groups with the least interaction have the greatest level of conflict.

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