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 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.

Georgia literary competition cancelled after intervention from culture minister 

An advisor to Culture Minister Tea Tsulukiani was appointed to the jury of the Litera competition.

Georgian security services accused of mass-surveillance of public figures

The SSG is accused of spying on journalists, politicians including the president, activists, priests, businesspeople, and other public figures

Georgian Ambulance crew accused of ethnic discrimination

Minority rights group Salam accused an Ambulance crew of making discriminatory remarks after being called to their office.

Azerbaijani blogger ‘took own life’ Tbilisi Stamba Hotel says  

Huseyn Bakikhanov’s death emerged after several Azerbaijani dissidents claimed that he may have been killed by the Azerbaijani government.

Backlash over men’s role in Georgia Women’s empowerment book

One of the male authors of the book has also been accused of sexual harassment, including of a 16-year-old girl.

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.

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