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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.

Irakli Kobakhidze: The face of Georgia’s turn from the West

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the head of Georgia’s ruling party has had a lot to say about the West, while barely criticising Russia.

Watchdogs back ex-security chief’s claim of ‘large-scale electoral fraud’ in Georgia

The groups accused the government of offering pardons, pressuring public employees, and misusing resources to influence the outcome of elections

US State Department condemns Georgia’s ‘personal attacks’ on their ambassador

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price opened his daily briefing by criticising the ruling Georgian Party for undermining Georgia’s pro-European path.

Tbilisi clinic defends nurse over ‘joke’ advocating date rape 

The Aleksandre Aladashvili Clinic has stood behind a nurse who joked about raping women who did not want to have sex with him.

Detained former security chief threatens to ‘expose’ Georgian Government

Soso Gogashvili was arrested during a midnight raid by law enforcement agencies on his home on Friday night.

Anna Dolidze suggests ‘de-Cartuisation’ law for Georgia

The Georgian opposition leader is on a quest to ban former employees of Bidzina Ivanishvili from serving in high public office. 

Georgian judge says US revoked invite following Gvaramia ruling

Tbilisi City Court Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze sentenced Gvaramia to three and a half years in prison in May.

EU pushes back re-examining Georgia’s candidacy until 2023

Until yesterday, the tentative deadline was understood to be December.

Georgian Public Defender seeks to outlaw extremist party

Nino Lomjaria is preparing a lawsuit in an attempt to deregister the political party of the violent far-right group, Alt Info. 

Home to Europe deadline passes as protests appear to stall

The group, led by the Shame Movement, had given the government an ultimatum to resign by 3 July.

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