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.

Series of attacks on government critics in Georgia

Government critics have been attacked by supporters of the ruling Georgian Dream party in a series of violent incidents over the weekend.

European court rules against Georgia in femicide case

The case concerned a woman who took her own life in 2017 following years of reporting domestic abuse to the police.

Audio appears to show Georgian diplomat apologising to Russian journalist over protests

The official is heard apologising for the disruption of a Russian journalist’s birthday celebrations in Tbilisi in 2021.

Georgian President loses right to nominate Central Election Commission 

President Zurabishvili announced in May that she would veto changes to the electoral code.

Georgian Dream offers to drop controversial bill if EU backs down on ‘de-oligarchisation’

Georgian Dream offered to cancel their controversial legislation if the EU dropped their recommendation to eliminate undue influence on politics.

Georgian Academy of Sciences head promises membership to PM in prank call

Academy President Roin Metreveli was tricked into offering full membership of the academy to the Prime Minister by a journalist posing as an advisor.

Georgian Dream hits out at MEP for questioning Georgia’s EU chances

Marina Kaljurand called Georgia’s relations with the West ‘chaotic’ while questioning the Georgian government’s commitment to joining the EU.

Georgian activist on trial after holding blank sheet of paper at protest

Three activists were arrested while holding posters, one of which was blank, and a copy of Georgia’s constitution.

Georgian activists arrested over protest signs released without charge

Those arrested were holding posters including a blank sheet of paper and a copy of the Georgian constitution.

Police confiscate anti-government banners and detain protester in Tbilisi

The father of foreign agent law protester Lazare Grigoriadis was detained by police after attempting to pitch a tent behind the parliament.

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