Our writers

Benedikt Harzl

Benedikt is an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC and Assistant Professor at the Russian East European Eurasian Studies Centre (REEES) at the University of Graz, Austria.

Catherine Pilishvili

Catherine is a senior associate with the Europe and Central Asia programme at Human Rights Watch.

Chloe Borkett

Chloe is a documentary photographer who explores contemporary culture and the political themes that underpin it.


CRRC Georgia (the Caucasus Research Resources Centre) is a non-governmental, non-profit research organisation, which collects, analyses and publishes policy relevant data on social, economic and political trends in Georgia.

The Caucasus Datablog

The Datablog analyses issues and trends in the region using data and public polling. It is a collaboration between OC Media and CRRC Georgia.

Dato Parulava

Dato has worked as a journalist for over six years. Before joining the OC Media team he wrote for Liberali Magazine. He’s interested in human rights, with a focus on minority rights and Georgia’s EU integration process. He’s also into illustrations and motion graphics and is always looking for ways to apply his multimedia skills to video journalism.

David J Kramer

David is a senior fellow at Florida International University’s Green School of International and Public Affairs, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and author of Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin’s Regime.

David Sichinava

David is Research Director of CRRC Georgia.

Davit Lursmanashvili

Davit is a Junior Fellow at CRRC Georgia.

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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. Support us today and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus.

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