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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.

Georgia’s ongoing epidemic of homophobic street violence 

It has been more than two weeks since the ‘March of Dignity’ was thwarted, but the sense of fear among queer community members has not abated.

Man stabs self over Batumi Bypass eviction order

The man’s family lives in Khelvachauri, a town on the outskirts of Batumi, and is reportedly being evicted to make way for a new road.

Fistfights erupt in Georgian parliament as media blocked from entering

Fights broke out between Georgian Dream and opposition MPs as the government continues to defy calls to resign. 

Journalists recall day of terror in Tbilisi

One thing the media workers covering the protests unanimously agreed on: the Georgian authorities failed in their duty to protect them.

Troubled Ninotsminda orphanage to be converted into daycare centre

The Public Defender is scheduled to visit the church-run orphanage next week.

Kobakhidze calls for Tbilisi Pride to be cancelled

The ‘March for Dignity’ is planned to take place along Rustaveli Avenue on 5 July. 

Georgian Public Defender’s Office slams ‘illegal’ gig economy contracts

The Public Defender’s Office told OC Media they were considering taking legal action to force Bolt Food to sign employment contracts with couriers. 

Child abuse allegations dog Georgian Church orphanage

Despite evidence of horrific child abuse, Georgia’s Public Defender has been barred from visiting the Church-run Ninotsminda orphanage. 

Shukruti protester ‘blackmailed with sex-tape’

A recording of a phone call heard by OC Media reveals a man appearing to threaten to release intimate footage of a protesters daughter-in-law.

Georgia’s UNM ends boycott but refuses to sign EU-mediated deal

MPs from Georgia’s largest opposition party are to take up their seats ending their six-month boycott of parliament.

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