fbpx

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.

‘Huge concessions’: Georgian social agents end strike with landmark victory 

 The latest strike was part of a years-long fight by social agents over low pay and exploitative working conditions.

Two police officers in custody for beating deaf teenager in Tbilisi Metro

‘He’s deaf-mute? What if I make him speak now? I’m going to make him speak now’, an officer is heard saying prior to the attack. 

Georgian PM’s wife granted publicly owned forest

Almost 6,000 square metres of forest in Bakuriani was leased to Prime Minister Irakli Gharabashvili’s wife, Nunu Tamazashvili.

Neighbours claim IDP jumped to his death over ‘unlivable’ housing in Tbilisi

Residents of a dilapidated former sanitorium labelled government claims that Zurab Chichoshvili’s death was an accident ‘shameful’ and ‘immoral’.

MagtiCom technicians go on strike in Georgia

Nearly 300 technicians responsible for installing and repairing phone and internet lines are demanding better wages to keep up with rising inflation.

Georgia greets 2022 with prospects of a ‘murky national accord’

The idea of national rapprochement has been met with scepticism despite most political leaders engaging with the Georgian President’s initiative.

Saakashvili returned to prison in dead of night

The former Georgian president was transferred early on Thursday morning, two days after he was formally discharged by doctors.

Georgian authorities move to ‘abolish’ crucial check on official abuses

The State Inspector’s Service has been responsible for a number of high profile investigations into abuses of power

Ruling party boycotts Batumi City Council

The ruling party was a no-show at the session to appoint the council head.

Georgia passes sweeping gambling restrictions

The restrictions include raising the age limit for gambling to 25, banning advertisements, and increasing taxes on the industry.

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. You can support us today for as little as $1 a month and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus.

Support Us