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Georgian Reporter Wins Award

(WASHINGTON/TBILISI--July 23, 2008) Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reporter Jumsher Rekhiashvili is one of three Georgian journalists being recognized for excellence in reporting on gender issues.

In a ceremony yesterday in Tbilisi, Rekhiashvili was presented the award by a senior UN Development Program (UNDP) official and the Deputy Speaker of the Georgian parliament. The competition for the prize was organized by the "Gender and Politics" project, a partnership between the UNDP, the Parliament of Georgia and the Swedish International Development Agency.

Please visit the UNDP website for more on the award.

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