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Tata Shoshiashvili

Before joining OC Media as a reporter, Tata worked as a journalist in Georgian newspaper Resonance for over 2 years. She is interested in politics, and especially everything related to the North Caucasus. Writing is Tata’s outlet to relax and she believes she has found her dream profession in journalism.

Georgian taxi driver acquitted of kidnapping Russian-speaking passengers

The driver maintains that the conflict arose when he refused to switch off Ukrainian music playing on the radio.

Russian journalist denied entry into Georgia twice in one month

Vasily Krestyaninov has lived in Georgia for almost a year but has been refused entry to the country since August 2022.

Georgian Culture Ministry loses wrongful dismissal lawsuits

Due to ‘reorganisation’, after Tea Tsulukiani became the Minister of Culture, the ministry dismissed several dozen people from their jobs.

Georgian authorities crack down on illegal streaming sites

Both Adjaranet and iMovies went down shortly after Cavea launched its premium streaming service.

Three TV channels sanctioned at request of Georgian Dream

Three TV channels have been penalised for running an advertisement critical of Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream. 

Emergency services battle forest fire in Borjomi

A forest fire has been devastating large areas of Borjomi municipality for the past four days. 

Georgian Dream defends Kobakhidze’s record following OC Media report

OC Media found that the Georgian Dream chair’s criticism of the West dwarfed that of his criticism of Russia since the invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian refugees evicted from Tbilisi and Batumi hotels

Thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the war arrived in Georgia following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February. 

Leaked recording suggests surveillance of Georgian newsroom

The Special Investigation Service has started investigating possible violations of private communication’s secrecy.

Tbilisi Pride week concludes with festival as far-right fails to disrupt event

As the Pride Fest was underway, the far-right group Alt-Info was burning and tearing up EU, NATO, and rainbow flags.

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