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Shota Kincha

After fleeing a not-so-promising academic career and a disastrous attempt at being a bisexual activist, Shota is now a grumpy staff writer covering Georgia-related topics at OC Media. He is still interested in nationalism, far-right, and gender and queer issues, and still pretends to keep an eye on the wider Eastern and Central Europe region. Shota’s on every social media platform but his true home is Twitter @shotakincha.

Opposition split over EU-brokered deal to end crisis in Georgia

Georgia’s Western allies have grown increasingly impatient with both the Government and opposition over their failure to reach an agreement.

Six Georgian Dream MPs defect to new Gakharia party

Six Georgian Dream MPs have left the party to join a new party to be led by former Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.

Villages under blockade after government’s failed public outreach over energy project

Opponents of the Namakhvani HPP have continued to protest the project despite a police crackdown in the area.

Conservative demonstration draws thousands to Tbilisi

The formal goal of the event was to establish ‘the Day of Eternity of Georgia and Georgian People’.

‘Fatal negligence’ behind death of Georgia nurse following vaccination

Medical staff did not administer potentially life-saving treatment to nurse Megi Bakradze,  prosecutors say.

Four dead attempting to swim Enguri

Authorities in Abkhazia have partially closed crossings while Georgian authorities have instituted a quarantine for those coming across.

Twin lawsuits in Bolnisi could have wider implications for Georgian minorities 

Ethnic Azerbaijani activists in southern Georgia are waging a legal fight to change the overwhelmingly monolingual policies of local authorities. 

Nuns shut out of convent over Ilia II sodomy allegations

Two nuns were locked out of their cloister shortly before curfew in the latest in an escalating conflict in the Chkondidi Diocese.

Protesters foil birthday celebration of famous Russian journalist in Tbilisi

Vladimir Pozner had to cut his birthday vacation in Georgia short after he and his entourage faced anti-Russia protesters in Tbilisi.

First legal gender recognition in Georgia for trans woman

A transgender woman in Georgia has had her gender officially recognised in the first such case in the country’s history.

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