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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.

Fistfights erupt in Georgian parliament as media blocked from entering

Fights broke out between Georgian Dream and opposition MPs as the government continues to defy calls to resign. 

Calls mount for Georgian PM’s resignation following journalist’s death

Aleksandre Lashkarava was found dead at home on Sunday morning a week after being attacked during the homophobic riots in Tbilisi.

Journalist attacked during anti-Pride riots found dead at home

Aleksandre Lashkarava, a camera operator at TV Pirveli injured during the 5 July violence in Tbilisi, has been found dead at his home.

Hundreds ‘left unpaid’ in Georgia after Irish-owned call centre closes

Customer support representatives for Irish online education company the Shaw Academy say they have been fired without receiving their last month’s pay.

EU flag torn down from Georgian Parliament in second day of far-right street violence 

Homophobic extremists attacked journalists once again and attempted to attack a demonstration against the violence of the previous day.

Homophobic mob celebrates on Tbilisi streets after Pride march cancelled

What was to be Tbilisi’s first Pride march has been cancelled for the second time.

Attacks on journalists in Tbilisi as city braces for Pride

Anti-Pride protesters also demolished tents that had been outside of the Georgian parliament since the last parliamentary election. 

Tbilisi Pride Week kicks off amidst far-right protests

Police arrested 20 people attempting to disrupt the opening event of pride week, as one US diplomat was hit with an egg.

Georgia’s embattled election head resigns

Tamar Zhvania’s resignation has been among the primary demands by the opposition ahead of local elections.

Georgia’s ‘clan of judges’ hits out at ‘foreign interference’

The US and EU have criticised the ongoing nomination of Supreme Court judges in spite of a deal with the opposition for reforms.

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