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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.

Georgian authorities: There will be ‘no storming’ of TV office

Media advocates sound alarms after prosecutors were given permission to obtain drive holding Ivanishvili-Gharibashvili recordings.  

Slew of witnesses accuse Bera Ivanishvili of terrorising critics

Witnesses continue to come forward after the airing of unverified private conversations between Bera and the PM plotting revenge on critics.

Five convicted in group murder of Georgian footballer Shakarashvili

The case has gripped Georgia since the 19-year-old’s body was discovered last June, gaining unprecedented media attention.

Calls for Georgian PM’s resignation follow scandalous recordings

In recordings released by TV Pirveli, Irakli Gharibashvili appears to agree to send police officers to intimidate critics of Bera Ivanishvili.

Thousands turn out for Kutaisi hydropower protest

Activists have threatened to blockade Kutaisi in two weeks if the government does not back down.

Georgian opposition ‘march for freedom’

Thousands marched through central Tbilisi calling for the release of Nika Melia and for snap elections to be called.

Protests and Western condemnation after Georgia opposition raid

The US Embassy said they were ‘dismayed by the polarising rhetoric from Georgia’s leadership at a time of crisis’.

Opinion | Georgian democracy on life support

A democratic deficit risks Georgia descending into autocratic rule and beginning to reproduce the worst elements of it’s northern neighbour.

Georgian parliament again deprives opposition leader of immunity 

Prosecutors appealed for UNM chair Nika Melia’s arrest for removing an electronic monitoring bracelet and failing to pay bail.

‘Systemic inaction’ to blame for suicide of 14-year-old alleged rape victim

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with rape a day after her suicide, over half a year after the alleged incident took place.

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