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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 culture minister accused of purging critics from National Museum

The ministry fired around 40 employees from the Georgian National Museum in what they called a ‘reorganisation’, according to trade union officials.

Consent not required: how Georgian legislation allows rapists to walk free

In Georgia, saying no is simply not enough, and victims of rape must prove that they physically resisted their rapist to receive justice.

The woman challenging Georgia’s far-right

Samira Bayramova’s activism has made her a target of radical right-wing groups in southern Georgia.

Borjomi water to be ‘partially nationalised’

Borjomi, which is majority-owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, indefinitely ceased production in late April.

South Ossetia to hold Russian annexation referendum on 17 July

President-elect Alan Gagloyev has previously opposed the initiative by the outgoing president, arguing that they should wait for a signal from Moscow.

Georgian Dream leaders jump to Ivanishvili’s defence over new Credit Suisse dispute

Members of the ruling party have claimed Ivanishvili is being pressured as part of an international conspiracy to involve Georgia in the war in Ukraine.

Opposition leader wins South Ossetia presidential election

President-elect Alan Gagloyev is a former intelligence officer of South Ossetia’s KGB.

Students protest lack of housing in Tbilisi as universities return to in-person learning

The students demanded the implementation of hybrid education as rent prices continue skyrocketing in Tbilisi.

Borjomi ceases production citing Ukraine war 

The company closed both of its bottling plants in Borjomi.

Georgian Government auctions off massive swath of land for hunting

A total of 1,000 square kilometres of land was leased to a limited liability company for 49 years.

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