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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.

Georgian Dream vs Kezerashvili: the end of Formula TV?

Formula TV potentially faces foreclosure as the Georgian government seeks millions of dollars in damages from its owner, Davit Kezerashvili.

North Ossetian jailed for femicide allegedly released to fight in Ukraine

A North Ossetian serving a 16-year sentence for the murder of his ex-wife is alleged to have been sent to Ukraine as part of a Russian army regiment.

UNM members call for internal election in bid to oust Nika Melia

Members of Georgia’s largest opposition party have called for internal elections following controversy around the party’s chair.

Constitutional Court strikes down Georgia porn ban

The court ruled that the current definition of ‘pornography’ was vague and open to interpretation.

‘These are not reforms!’: Georgia’s proposed anti-corruption agency comes under fire

A proposed ‘independent’ anti-corruption bureau has been accused of being overseen by the ruling party.

Four Daghestani women flee to Georgia citing domestic abuse

The women were held up by Russian border guards for almost a day before being let into Georgia.

Georgian man arrested by Turkey for smuggling 1,100 bees on his body

Turkish authorities say the man was detained as he attempted to cross the Georgian–Turkish border at Sarpi.

‘A slap in the face of Georgia’s EU perspective’: opposition alarmed by judicial appointments

Opposition groups have suggested that the move directly goes against the EU’s recommendations.

Ukraine sanctions Ivanishvili’s relatives and ‘business partners’

Ukraine has sanctioned several Georgians, including relatives and business associates of Georgian ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Embattled Tbilisi mayor lashes out at critics after death of 13-year-old

The Tbilisi mayor has lashed out at critics following accusations that he was using survivors of an electric shock in Vake Park to protect his image.

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