Our writers

Teresa Di Mauro

Teresa is a freelance journalist who holds a Bachelor degree in "Development and International Cooperation" at the University of Bologna. She has a keen interest in social issues, migrations, minorities and conflicts. Recently, she moved to Denmark for the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Journalism.

Thomas Rowley

Thomas Rowley is Lead Editor at oDR.

Tigran Grigoryan

Tigran is a political analyst and the head of the Regional Center for Democracy and Security in Yerevan. He is also a columnist and a political commentator at CivilNet. Tigran previously worked at the Office of Armenia’s Security Council from 2020 to 2021.

Tinatin Bandzeladze

Tinatin is a Researcher at CRRC Georgia.

Tom Videlo

Tom Videlo is a British photojournalist who fell in love with the South Caucasus before ever visiting. He has documented everything from conflict to international trade but feels most at home in a small Georgian village surrounded by food and homemade wine.

Tsisana Khundadze

Tsisana is a senior researcher at CRRC Georgia.

Ulviyya Ali

Ulviyya is an independent journalist from Azerbaijan. Her work has appeared on media platforms such as RFE/RL, Voice of America, and Fact Check. Ulviyya is interested in reporting on politics, human rights, and social issues.

Vahid Aliyev

Vahid is an LGBTI activist at the Nafas LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance and is currently studying an MA in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Vera Gogokhia

Vera is a civic activist and a medical doctor. She is one of the founders of You for Democracy, a Tbilisi-based NGO focusing on developing a youth activist network in Georgia.

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