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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.

Shukruti residents sew lips shut to demand compensation

It has been 11 days since 5 people sewed their lips shut to demand financial compensation from Georgian Manganese.

Georgian couriers vow to create ‘gig economy union’ following Glovo strike

Defined as ‘partners’ and not employees, workers from companies such as Glovo, Bolt, and Wolt are not covered by Georgian labour laws.

Fifteen Georgian parties sign joint agreement on queer rights

The statement was signed by most major opposition parties, but not by Georgian Dream.

Voice | ‘I knew from age 6 that I was born in the wrong body’

A 42-year-old transgender man shares his story of discovering his real gender identity and the struggle of living in Georgia as a trans person.  

Georgian Social Services accused of ‘censoring’ employees

At least seven employees of the agency received emails accusing them of ‘violating ethical norms’ for comments made on Facebook.

The shelter saving bears from exploitation in Georgia

Many bears in Georgia are kept in captivity — often as ‘decorations’ to attract tourists. One shelter near Tbilisi is trying to save such bears from a similar fate.

Forgotten by the pandemic, Georgia’s elderly struggle to survive

Amidst rising food and medicine prices and little additional assistance from the state, many pensioners’ only hope lies in charity.

Abkhazia nurse ‘dies of heart attack’ after being sent to Georgian quarantine hotel

Nargiza Abutidze was sent to a quarantine hotel after travelling to Georgian-controlled territory suffering from heart failure.

‘I thought I was invincible’ — the Georgian teenagers gambling online

Loopholes in the age verification process and pervasive advertising have led to an addiction epidemic among young Georgians.

Ingush journalist Rashid Maysigov sentenced to 3 years in prison

The former journalist for Fortanga widely covered the Chechen–Ingush land swap dispute.