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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.

Second family saved from eviction in Tbilisi as protests continue 

A series of successful and attempted evictions this week have caused outrage in Georgia.

‘Russian hackers’ take down websites of Georgian media and president

A hacking group linked to the Russian security services appeared to take responsibility for at least one of the hacks.

Opposition leader vows to sue Tbilisi mayor for defamation

Mayor Kakha Kaladze has accused Lelo’s Mamuka Khazaradze of racketeering.

Georgian Church calls for removal of Stalin from icon in Sameba cathedral

Joseph Stalin may be edited out from the icon following the controversy. 

Ivanishvili announces return to politics

The founder of Georgia's ruling party announced his return to politics on Saturday.

Georgian pharmaceutical companies fined for cartel price fixing

Four companies were fined for raising the prices of drugs used to treat cancer.

Georgian foreign agent law protester’s father self-harms in court

Beka Grigoriadis cut open his stomach in court after six months of protesting on the streets demanding his son’s freedom.

Georgia closes loopholes to defer military service 

Georgia’s defence code has been amended to make it harder to challenge the draft, and revoking the exemption of long-distance students.

Internal strife overshadows the UNM’s ‘manifesto of unity’

The party’s former chair, Nika Melia, and his supporters did not endorse the new manifesto.

Georgian Government heaps praise on new Ivanishvili-linked hotel 

The Prime Minister, speaker of parliament, ruling party chair, Mayor of Tbilisi, and ruling party MPs attended the opening of Paragraph Tbilisi.