Robin Fabbro

Before joining OC Media as an editor at its founding in 2017, Robin worked in Georgia’s NGO sector. He is passionate about human rights and social justice and is a big believer in giving voice to marginalised people and tackling tough subjects head-on. Robin enjoys hiking, KFC, and the Oxford comma.

Georgia violated Pankisi teen Machalikashvili’s right to life, court finds

Temirlan Machalikashvili was shot dead in his bed during an antiterrorist sweep in the Pankisi Valley in December 2017.

Aliyev says Yerevan ‘historically’ Azerbaijani

Aliyev made the comments in a wide-ranging speech to the Community of West Azerbaijanis on his 61st birthday.

Sweden-based Chechen dissident Tumso Abdurakhmanov reportedly murdered

The Swedish police said they were aware of the reports but declined to comment at this time.

CSTO summit welcomed with protests in Yerevan

The summit is being attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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.

Ukrainian Parliament recognises independence of Chechnya

The Verkhovna Rada also unanimously condemned ‘the commission of genocide against the Chechen people’.

Pelosi condemns Baku and pledges support for Armenia

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the US Congress condemns Azerbaijan’s ‘invasion of Armenia’.

South Ossetia cancels referendum on joining Russia

President Alan Gagloyev cited ‘the inadmissibility of a unilateral decision affecting the ‘rights and interests of the Russian Federation’.

South Ossetia to hold Russian annexation referendum on 17 July

President-elect Alan Gagloyev has previously opposed the initiative by the outgoing president, arguing that they should wait for a signal from Moscow.

Azerbaijani government ran cyber espionage and influence ops on Facebook, company says

Facebook said they had removed a ‘hybrid network’ that ‘combined cyber espionage with Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour’.