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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.

Prominent Georgian Dream MPs ‘leave party’ to float EU conspiracy

The three detailed a far-reaching conspiracy theory implicating Ukraine, the EU, the opposition UNM, and civil society in fomenting revolution.

Pride Week kicks off in Tbilisi with strong support from ambassadors

A screening of a film about homophobia by Georgian director Elene Naveriani was screened under heavy police protection.

Georgian President holds rally ‘to show unity to Europe’

The rally is the first of three upcoming pro-EU demonstrations in Georgia.

Georgian President calls for public rally after slamming government over EU prospects

Salome Zurabishvili criticised the government for ‘messing up’ Georgia’s EU membership candidacy process.

Supporters question Georgia’s EU aspirations over Ivanishvili sanctions threat

The European Parliament passed a scathing resolution reprimanding the Georgian authorities and threatening to sanction Bidzina Ivanishvili.

European Parliament calls for sanctions to be considered on Ivanishvili

The resolution, adopted on Thursday, slammed the deteriorating state of media freedom in Georgia.

Demands for action on air pollution in Rustavi

Despite pushing lawmakers to amend air pollution legislation, activists in Rustavi are now fighting for the rules to be implemented. 

Georgian extremist group Alt Info threatens Pride week

The threats came despite Tbilisi Pride announcing there would be no attempt to hold a public march this year.

Protests and Western condemnation follow jailing of Georgian government critic

Nika Gvaramia, the director of opposition TV Station Mtavari Arkhi, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

Defiant activist blocks South Ossetian authorities from dropping charges against her

Tamara Mearakishvili has insisted on clearing her name, instead of having the charges swept under the rug.

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