Tamuna Chkareuli

Tamuna fell in love with journalism after becoming disillusioned with the art scene. As a professional photographer, she now enjoys combining images with the power of the written word in her new family at OC Media. With a keen interest in social issues, she focuses on labour rights and disability and gender-related problems. When not investigating a new story, she’s successfully devoting her time to turning her small apartment into a Mexican patio.

Georgia's sick left in agony as affordable medications disappear

One woman was forced to pawn her jewellery to afford life-saving medication for her mother.

Georgia’s women farmers battle a changing climate

As women start to take a new role in Georgia’s agriculture, climate change threatens their accomplishments. 

‘Life shouldn’t be a luxury’ — a Georgian woman’s struggle to afford life-saving cancer treatment

Despite partial government-funding for cancer treatment in Georgia, for society’s most vulnerable, the remaining costs can still be insurmountable.

‘Dutch-made’ rapid tests sold to Georgia were relabelled Chinese tests

The Georgian Government purchased 30,000 COVID-19 rapid tests supposedly made by Dutch biotechnology firm Inzek.

Voice | The women on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic

Three women employed in women-led fields share their experiences of life and work in a pandemic.

No place for transgender people in Georgia’s labour market

The chronic instability of Georgia's workplaces meets social stigma

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part III — Control

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at a high-tech textile factory in Poti.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part I — Unions

In part I of this multi-part series, we look at how employees are organising and how the unions work (or don’t) at two factories in Kutaisi.

In pictures | Rustavi: The city of factories

Rustavi’s factories have led to ‘alarming’ levels of air pollution in the city — local activists, backed by the city council, are getting fed up.

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