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Georgian techno fans and extremists clash in Tbilisi in fight for club culture
After showpiece armed raids on techno clubs Bassiani and Cafe Gallery, protesters took to the streets and faced aggression from nationalist radicals

Matthew Collin

14, May, 2018 @1:24 PM

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From Chinese communes to Durban taxis: how dance music went global
While western dancefloors are often full of shirtless jocks craving Instagram moments, the internet is helping techno, psytrance and more reach uncharted territory

Matthew Collin

05, Jan, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Township tech: South Africans raving at apartheid’s afterparty
A new documentary shows how a country still scarred by years of segregation has embraced locally brewed house music as a force for self-expression

Matthew Collin

27, Feb, 2015 @12:30 AM

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Detroit: the rebirth of a techno utopia

Matthew Collin: Once a symbol of the American dream, Detroit has become a byword for urban decay. But now things are changing. Electronic music legends including Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Carl Craig explain how creative young people are colonising the city's derelict spaces and striving for a better future

Matthew Collin

05, Jun, 2014 @4:17 PM

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Taksim Square protests bring hope to Turkish musicians

Liberal rock bands who feared drift towards socially conservative authoritarianism say protests are an awakening

Matthew Collin in Istanbul

13, Jun, 2013 @1:31 PM

Georgia's new unrest led by protest singer

The opposition will take to the streets of Tbilisi to demand Saakashvili's resignation

Matthew Collin in Tbilisi

29, Mar, 2009 @12:01 AM

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Matthew Collin: Georgians remain loyal to Saakashvili, for now

Matthew Collin: Few Georgians will criticise Mikheil Saakashvili openly while the Russian invaders remain. But they are counting their casualties

Matthew Collin

13, Aug, 2008 @5:30 PM

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Georgian town is largely desserted after Russian air attack

Army's main staging post, Gori, is largely deserted after thousands of residents flee from Russian air attack

Matthew Collin in Tbilisi and Jonathan Steele

10, Aug, 2008 @11:01 PM

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Russia widens attacks as world pleads for peace in South Ossetia

Moscow targets Georgian towns while UN heads frantic bid to contain war in Caucasus

Peter Beaumont, Matthew Collin in Tbilisi and Helen Womack in Moscow

09, Aug, 2008 @11:01 PM

Russian tanks roll into Georgia as cities burn

Hundreds of bodies lie in the streets of war-torn Caucasus towns as a dispute over the sovereignty of a tiny enclave escalates

Peter Beaumont in London, Matthew Collin in Tbilisi, Tom Parfitt in Vladikavkaz, Helen Womack in Moscow, Dan Mclaughlin and Svetlana Graudt

09, Aug, 2008 @11:01 PM

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Tblisi looks nervously north

Anxious talk is of war in Georgia's capital, Tblisi less than two hours' drive from South Ossetia

Matthew Collin in Tblisi

08, Aug, 2008 @11:01 PM

War fears cast a shadow over Stalin's former playground

Murderous bombing campaign spreads fear in Abkhazia as tension mounts between Russia and Georgia

Matthew Collin

19, Jul, 2008 @11:01 PM

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