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.

Pro-government Georgian TV station attacks woman who was harassed by its founder

POSTV co-founder Shalva Ramishvili is facing an onslaught of new allegations of sexual harassment from at least six women.

Poisoned, soaked, but still dancing: Georgia’s Zoomers come of political age

Sassy posters, raving to sirens, and dancing with water jets have become symbols of the protests that defeated Georgia’s foreign agent bills.

Pankisi native barred from entering Georgia

Leila Kavtarova, 23, has been held in Kutaisi Airport with her child since Monday.

Georgia’s lost parents and sold children

A group in Georgia claims to have reunited 500 people sold by doctors as newborns with their biological families.

Georgian foreign agent law passes first committee hearing

The draft law has been widely condemned by the opposition, rights groups, media organisations, and internationally as a threat to Georgia’s democracy.

Chechen man publishes video denying homosexuality following detention

Idris Arsamikov was reportedly detained at a Moscow airport last week.

Georgian Dream announce support for foreign agent law

Over 280 civil society and media organisations issued a joint statement warning that the law would cause ‘immeasurable harm’.

Queer Chechen man reportedly detained at Moscow airport 

Human rights activists report that the man had emigrated to the Netherlands after being detained and tortured in Chechnya because of his sexuality.

Georgian court upholds ruling that neo-Nazi murder was not ethnically-motivated

Vitali Safarov, a 25-year-old Jewish-Yazidi man, was stabbed to death by two neo-Nazis in September 2018.

Ruling party chair expresses support for Georgian foreign agent law

US authorities raised concerns that the law would be used to ‘stigmatise and silence independent voices’.