Mariam Nikuradze

Mariam is a veteran journalist with over 10 years experience under her belt. She is passionate about gender equality and workers’ rights. Despite now being shackled behind a desk for most of the time, she can never sit still when something is happening and always goes to report from the ground. Mari lives with her cat Willie, who she is training to be a dog.

Opinion | Fourteen years on Rustaveli Avenue — documenting Georgia’s descent into authoritarianism

Having worked as a journalist for 14 years, I have seen and documented my country’s descent first-hand.

Lazare Grigoriadis jailed on two-year-old charges, as pretrial detention term approaches end

The first person to face charges over the foreign agent protests has been jailed, shortly before the limit for being held in pretrial detention elapsed.

Beka Grigoriadis: ‘Those who fought alongside Lazare have abandoned him’

Beka Grigoriadis has protested daily against the prosecution of his son Lazare, who is on trial for his role in the foreign agent law protests.

In pictures | Broken statues and stolen yoga mats: Georgia’s far right stop Pride Festival

Far-right protesters stormed a queer pride event in Georgia’s capital hours before it was due to begin.

Tbilisi Pride Festival cancelled after police fail to confront extremists

Tbilisi Pride accused the government of being complicit in the attack on the festival.

Chiatura miners’ strike ends after company caves on key demands

Georgian Manganese agreed to reverse new ore quotas and to honour their obligation to increase salaries in line with inflation.

Why the far right is trying to infiltrate a miners’ strike in Georgia

Since some of the striking Chiatura miners travelled to the capital, far-right figures have been seen attempting to ingratiate themselves in the protests.

In pictures | Portrait of a mass hunger strike

Angry over increasingly harsh working conditions, ten mine workers in central Georgia have gone on hunger strike.

‘Thousands’ of miners go on strike in Chiatura

A reported 3,000 workers are on strike over pay, ecological damage, and what workers say are dangerous new conditions being pushed by the company.

In pictures | Georgians defeat the foreign agent law

The Georgian Government made a U-turn on the bill after a second night of huge protests in Tbilisi.

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