Tata Shoshiashvili

Before joining OC Media as a reporter, Tata worked as a journalist in the Georgian newspaper Resonance for over two years. She is interested in politics, social issues and especially everything related to the Caucasus region. Writing is Tata’s outlet to relax and she believes she has found her dream profession in journalism.

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.

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.