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.

Who’s who in the Tbilisi Mayoral election

Georgian Dream’s Kakha Kaladze is running for reelection against some of the most prominent opposition leaders in the country.  

Georgian government rejects EU aid 

Critics have accused Georgian Dream of jeopardising the country’s pro-western foreign policy.

Georgian-Belarusian security cooperation deal worries political emigres in Georgia

Critics fear that the treaty could help Minsk target political dissidents currently residing in Georgia.

Tbilisi sanitation strike organiser allegedly blackmailed with intimate images

Irakli Baghdavadze, who was a key organiser of the three-day sanitation worker strike has been on hunger strike since being fired on 23 August.

Georgian Dream dismiss Public Defender as ‘political activist’ for suggesting election delay over pandemic

Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party has rejected delaying the date of municipal elections and with some criticising the country’s Public Defender as a ‘political activist’, for making such a suggestion. 

Georgia’s first-ever olympic gold medalist charged with premeditated murder

Judo star Zurab Zviadauri has been charged with premeditated murder after an altrecation that left three, including his brother, dead.

Azerbaijani activists in Georgia want family names ‘liberated from occupation’

Salam, an activist group of ethnic Azerbaijanis of Georgia, is pushing for a new law that would allow them to strip the Russian suffixes from their surnames.

Georgian Dream’s anti-media crusade continues

From stealing microphones to boycotts, Georgian officials have doubled down on their anti-journalist offensive. 

Georgia allows foreigners not holding residence permits to vaccinate

All foreign citizens who have legally entered Georgia and have stayed for a period longer than three months are entitled to register.

Georgian government probes anti-Pride activists

The authorities questioned several homophobic campaigners suspected of organising violence on 5 July including those from Alt Info.

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