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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.

Nika Melia presents coalition ‘shadow cabinet’ for Tbilisi

UNM chair Nika Melia named the leaders of the opposition Lelo, Girchi, and Droa parties as his candidates for deputy mayors.

Demand for free meals at schools causes stir in Georgia

The policy has been adopted as a campaign promise by United National Movement Tbilisi mayoral candidate Nika Melia. 

Three arrested over deadly Batumi collapse

Nine people died, including three children, after a seven-storey building collapsed in Batumi.

Voice | ‘They did nothing to help, they abandoned us’

He was promised a decent job and a good salary in Germany, but instead he found lies, squalor, and backbreaking labour.

‘Disinformation and hate speech’: Georgia’s election commission goes to war with the press

The CEC has come under increasing criticism from the media and civil society groups since last October’s Parliamentary elections.

Son of Georgian Dream mayoral candidate faces prison time after pre-election stabbing

The incident happened during an opposition candidate’s pre-election rally in Dmanisi.

Georgian prosecutors silent on Church paedophilia allegations

Documents allegedly leaked from the State Security Service suggest that the authorities knew of at least 12 priests who were sexually abusing children.

Reaction split on women-only taxi service in Georgia 

A taxi service employing women drivers and serving only women and children has been met with enthusiasm from many women.

‘Get your vaccines!’: Vaccination numbers drop in Georgia

Over the past week vaccination rates in Georgia have dropped by one-third.

‘The worst-case scenario’: Georgia registers record COVID deaths 

Georgia has recorded the highest daily rise in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and death.

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