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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.

Georgian Government orders far-right group Alt Info to pay fine

Alt Info has accused the government of betraying them to the West.

‘Russian hackers’ take down websites of Georgian media and president

A hacking group linked to the Russian security services appeared to take responsibility for at least one of the hacks.

Police clash with protesters attempting to block Tbilisi eviction

Two more evictions are planned this week, with activists vowing to oppose them.

Georgian speaker accuses USAID of ‘financing religious intolerance’

Papuashvili was responding to criticism of the Georgian Orthodox Church for its handling of a scandal surrounding an icon that featured Stalin.

Formal investigation and far-right demonstration prompted by paint on controversial Stalin icon

Activist Nata Peradze shared a video showing paint splattered on the controversial icon, which includes a figure resembling Joseph Stalin.

Controversy after Stalin icon found in Tbilisi’s Sameba cathedral

A priest from the Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral said that the icon had been in the church for ‘several months’.

Georgian man dies in Abkhazia after alleged beating by police

Vitali (Temur) Karbaia, 44, reportedly sustained multiple injuries, including bruises and fractures after a confrontation with police.

Former Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia to form new party

Speculations about the ex-chair’s expulsion from the party continued in Georgia for months.

Dozens of UNM council members leave party in opposition to current chair

Several departing members said that they would join the party’s former, Nika Melia, if he launched his own party.

Azerbaijani police officer caught on camera beating 12-year-old boy

Footage of the incident was spread on social media.