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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 Social Services accused of ‘censoring’ employees

At least seven employees of the agency received emails accusing them of ‘violating ethical norms’ for comments made on Facebook.

The shelter saving bears from exploitation in Georgia

Many bears in Georgia are kept in captivity — often as ‘decorations’ to attract tourists. One shelter near Tbilisi is trying to save such bears from a similar fate.

Forgotten by the pandemic, Georgia’s elderly struggle to survive

Amidst rising food and medicine prices and little additional assistance from the state, many pensioners’ only hope lies in charity.

Abkhazia nurse ‘dies of heart attack’ after being sent to Georgian quarantine hotel

Nargiza Abutidze was sent to a quarantine hotel after travelling to Georgian-controlled territory suffering from heart failure.

‘I thought I was invincible’ — the Georgian teenagers gambling online

Loopholes in the age verification process and pervasive advertising have led to an addiction epidemic among young Georgians.

Ingush journalist Rashid Maysigov sentenced to 3 years in prison

The former journalist for Fortanga widely covered the Chechen–Ingush land swap dispute. 

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