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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.

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.

Dispute over electoral reforms heats up as Georgian election looms

The dispute comes ahead of crucial local elections, the result of which will determine if snap parliamentary elections follow in 2022.

Amnesty controversy threatens to derail EU-brokered deal in Georgia

Most of the opposition remains against the amnesty for actions during the June 2019 anti-government protests.

Georgian state officials to relocate over a dozen from controversial Church-run orphanage

An estimated 16 minors have been immediately slated for relocation after a monitoring visit by state officials. 

Ex-PM Giorgi Gakharia vows to tackle corruption and nepotism with new party

Just 100 days after resigning as Prime Minister, Georgia’s ‘most popular politician’ launches his own party.

Anti-Namakhvani leaders vow to paralyse Tbilisi

The movement opposing the construction of the Namakhvani hydropower plant have moved their protest to Tbilisi.

Frontera spent $1 million on US lobbying while its Georgian workers went unpaid

The US oil and gas company spent $1 million on lobbying in an attempt to sway an international arbitration case in Georgia.

Georgian government denies ‘ethnic conflict’ amidst clashes in Dmanisi

Clashes have erupted repeatedly between groups of ethnic Georgians and ethnic Azerbaijanis since Sunday.

Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia released from pre-trial custody

The UNM chair was freed on Monday after 11 weeks behind bars after the EU posted his bail.

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