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Our writers

Dustin Gilbreath

Dustin is the Deputy Research Director at CRRC Georgia.

Dvin Titizian

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dvin has been living in Armenia for the past 19 years. After many years of working soul-crushing jobs, she finally took a risk and quit to pursue her flirtation with writing. After working as a freelance consultant, copyeditor, and translator for a year, she joined OC Media in the autumn of 2019 covering everything Armenia. She is also proud of her side gig as a full-time mum of two little boys.

Ekaterina Petrova

Ekaterina Petrova is a psychologist and queer rights activist born in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. She has led several projects for the Russian LGBT Network.

Ekaterina Anchevskaya

Ekaterina Anchevskaya is a Russian documentary photographer and filmmaker, currently based in Tbilisi. She has been working on stories in Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey.

Elene Ergeshidze

Elene is a Junior Researcher at CRRC Georgia.

Eto Gagunashvili

Eto Gagunahvili is a Junior Researcher at CRRC Georgia.

Gayane Mkrtchyan

Gayane is an award-winning freelance journalist from Armenia. She focuses on political, social, health, economic, and human rights issues and believes that human-oriented stories are the most important form of journalism. Along with OC Media, her writing has appeared on IWPR, Chai Khana, and Jam News.

Giorgi Ptskialadze

Giorgi is a spokesperson and executive committee member of the Georgian Young Greens. He has been involved in queer, feminist, left-wing, and green activism since 2017.

Giorgi Tabagari

Giorgi Tabagari is a queer activist from Tbilisi and one of the organisers of Tbilisi Pride. He has worked for a number of local and international organisations across Europe, primarily focusing on the media, queer human rights, and EU affairs.

Giorgi Rodionov

Giorgi is a Tbilisi-based artist and curator focused on social and political stories. His work has appeared in exhibitions across Europe and Georgia. He is the founder of the Untitled Gallery in Tbilisi.

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

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