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.

Georgian Prime Minister spreads COVID misinformation, again

Georgia’s Prime Minister has falsely claimed that booster shots don’t work.

Mikheil Saakashvili on new hunger strike 

This is the second time the former Georgian President has gone on hunger strike since his return to Georgia last autumn.

Georgia raises the spectre of 2008 following Donetsk and Luhansk recognition

Officials and opposition leaders in Georgia have widely condemned Russia’s decision to recognise the separatist Ukrainian regions.

Authorities ‘investigating’ footage of neo-Nazi attacks in Tbilisi 

Three videos claiming to show neo-Nazis beating up ‘anti-fascists’ in Georgia were posted to Facebook over the past three months.

One dead and eight injured in Tkibuli mine explosion 

Preliminary findings by the Labor Inspection Office found two violations of worker safety rules, including excess levels of methane gas.

TBC bank founder and Georgian opposition leader found guilty of fraud

Mamuka Khazaradze was convicted but spared jail along with two others over transactions carried out almost 12 years ago.

Georgian journalist died of heroin overdose following 5 July attack, autopsy claims

Aleksandre Lashkarava had been recovering from injuries sustained during the homophobic riot on 5 July when he passed away.

Workers sue Georgian government over ‘degrading conditions’ in Germany labour programme

Eleven workers are suing the Georgian State Employment Promotion Agency in court and are seeking compensation.

Georgian economist disappears in mysterious circumstances

The day before his disappearance, Ramaz Gerliani posted on Facebook accusing a police officer of breaking into his home.

Georgia responsible for ‘unprecedented’ 2013 attack on queer activists, ECHR rules

The European Court found evidence of ‘official connivance, and even active participation in individual acts of prejudice’ on 17 May 2013.

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