Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says the situation with freedom of information in the former Soviet republics is getting "bleaker every year."
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili says recent remarks by his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, indicating a willingness to sit down for talks will be "thoroughly" considered.
Up to 17 inmates in the Geguti prison in Georgia's western province of Imereti have been hospitalized after they cut themselves in protest.
EU foreign ministers have reiterated that the European Union remains committed to signing an Association Agreement with Ukraine, but that the agreement "does not constitute the final goal in EU-Ukraine relations."
Some 1,000 inmates in a penitentiary in Georgia's western Imereti Province have launched a hunger strike, protesting what they call abusive prison conditions.
Thirteen European Union states have sketched out a prescription for the bloc's Eastern Partnership program that includes a "European Package" to go beyond the current prize of association agreements for EU neighbors.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said Brussels expects Moscow not to interfere in Georgia and Moldova's efforts to sign association agreements with the European Union later this year.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has stopped short of promising that Georgia will receive a membership action plan (MAP) at a NATO summit later this year.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has said the European Union has to take into account the situation in Ukraine and show more initiative when dealing with other member-states of the EU Eastern Partnership program.
Two Georgian citizens serving terms in Russia for espionage have been granted early release.
The International Olympic Committee remembered Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili on February 5 with a one-minute moment of silence at the beginning of the IOC's General Assembly near Sochi.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy says one of the EU's main objectives is to sign an Association Agreement with Georgia this year.