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Lana Kokaia

Lana Kokaia is a multimedia journalist originally from Gali District. She has been a journalist since 2015.

‘We all have bronchitis’ — the blackened lungs of Georgia’s coal miners

The mines in Tkibuli deny that any employees have job-related illnesses; the miners themselves tell a different story. 

Georgians in Abkhazia and South Ossetia unable to vote

Georgians living in Abkhazia and South Ossetia won’t be able to vote in the Georgian elections scheduled for 31 October.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

Kutaisi’s broken dreams: the fate of Georgia’s abandoned parliament

The newly created ‘Leave Parliament in Kutaisi’ group is fighting to have the Georgian parliament returned to the west-Georgian city.

Voice | ‘My family and I have been made refugees twice’

Only 55 families returned to the Kodori Valley, in upper Abkhazia, following the 2008 August War; Raisa Khachvani, 62, is still waiting to do so.

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