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Mariam Nikuradze

Mariam is a veteran journalist with over a decade of 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.

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.

In pictures | Tear gas and water cannons: Georgia’s foreign agent protests

Riot police used force to disperse tens of thousands of protestors against the foreign agent law after it was passed by parliament.

Kenya blocks export of baobab trees to Georgia citing ‘irregularities’

Documents suggest the trees were destined for the Shekvetili Dendrological Park, set up by Georgian Dream founder Bidzina Ivanishvili.

In Pictures | Georgia’s shrinking train lines

Trains were once among the most reliable methods of transport in Georgia, but closures under the guise of the pandemic have left many cut off.

Watchdogs back ex-security chief’s claim of ‘large-scale electoral fraud’ in Georgia

The groups accused the government of offering pardons, pressuring public employees, and misusing resources to influence the outcome of elections