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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.

State forest auctioned to Ivanishvili-associated company

Over 125,000 square kilometres of forests were leased to Agro Cartu, a company allegedly owned by former PM Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Cyanide poison plot priest ‘received fair trial’ in Georgia, ECHR finds

Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was convicted of possession of cyanide for the purpose of murdering the Patriarch’s secretary-referent, Shorena Tetruashvili.

Georgian tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili cleared of abusing ex-wife

Basilashvili was arrested for allegedly attacking his ex-wife in May 2020.

Calls for Tbilisi mayor to resign after 13-year-old dies in newly re-opened park

A 13-year-old girl died and two other children were hospitalised after being electrocuted in a fountain in Vake Park.

Georgian opposition mayor's car set on fire

Gia Kharchilava is the only opposition candidate to win in the municipal elections in 2021.

‘A humiliating experience’: 4 days in limbo on the Georgian–Russian border

After being denied entry for days, North Caucasian citizens were allowed to enter Georgia from Russia. 

Georgian taxi driver acquitted of kidnapping Russian-speaking passengers

The driver maintains that the conflict arose when he refused to switch off Ukrainian music playing on the radio.

Russian journalist denied entry into Georgia twice in one month

Vasily Krestyaninov has lived in Georgia for almost a year but has been refused entry to the country since August 2022.

Georgian Culture Ministry loses wrongful dismissal lawsuits

Due to ‘reorganisation’, after Tea Tsulukiani became the Minister of Culture, the ministry dismissed several dozen people from their jobs.

Georgian authorities crack down on illegal streaming sites

Both Adjaranet and iMovies went down shortly after Cavea launched its premium streaming service.

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