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.

Georgian police arrest right-wing extremists attempting to block Pride Fest

The arrests came some 15 hours before Pride Fest, an event organised by Tbilisi Pride, was due to begin.

A Georgian village falls through the cracks

In the Georgian mining community of Chiatura, one village is literally falling through cracks in the ground. 

In pictures | Georgians killed in Ukraine receive hero’s welcome in Tbilisi

Gia Beriashvili and Davit Ratiani were killed on the Irpin front, northwest of Kyiv, on 18 March.

Two attacks on journalists in two days in Georgia

News crews from Mtavari and Formula were attacked on duty in two separate incidents.

Gharibashvili doubles down with homophobia and conspiracy theories

The Georgian Prime Minister has suggested that ex-president Saakashvili is behind both Tbilisi Pride and the violent homophobic counter-protesters. 

Video | In the Shadow of War: Voices from Nagorno-Karabakh

A short documentary about the aftermath of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War that looks at the conflict from the perspective of some of those who experienced it first hand.

Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

After 25 days on hunger-strike, Shukruti residents stop drinking liquids

The residents of the Georgian village of Shukruti are demanding compensation for damage to their homes that they allege has been caused by mining. 

Shukruti protester ‘blackmailed with sex-tape’

A recording of a phone call heard by OC Media reveals a man appearing to threaten to release intimate footage of a protesters daughter-in-law.

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

Fierce, independent journalism

Let’s be honest, the media situation in the Caucasus is grim. Every day we are accused of ‘serving the enemy’ whoever that enemy may be. Our journalists have been harassed, arrested, beaten, and exiled. But nevertheless, we persevere. For us this is a labour of love. Unfortunately, we cannot run OC Media on love alone, journalism is expensive and funding is scarce. Our sole mission is to serve the interests of all peoples of the region. You can support us today for as little as $1 a month and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus.

Support Us