About me

I am a Fulbright Foreign Graduate Student at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I am currently studying on master's program in Investigative Journalism and working as a graduate research assistant at the Donald W. Reynold's National Center for Business Journalism. 

I have a Master's Degree in Multimedia Journalism and Media Management from Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). 

I have B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Tbilisi State University. 

I am originally from Tbilisi, Georgia and have been working there as an investigative reporter for the last 2 years writing stories about crime, environment, health care, business and social issues. 

Together with my colleague I worked on a story that won the EU Prize for Journalism for the Best Investigative Article in 2017. 

In my free time I enjoy skiing, dancing and doing outdoor activities. 


A Beginner's Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility

Businessdictionary.com defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a sense of responsibility toward the community and the environment that companies incorporate into their business models. It can be by contributing to the fields like education or sustainable development or by “earning adequate returns on the employed sources.” Businessnewsdaily says that CSR positively affects social, economic and environmental factors. It names for types of corporate social responsibility: environmental

The City Full Of Diseased Trees

Today the amount of green cover, land covered with natural or planted vegetation, is 3 square meters per person in Tbilisi. While 40 years ago this number was up to 13 square meters. The reason, besides construction, is that the green cover policy has no purpose. During a four-month investigation, iFact found out that Tbilisi City Hall does not take proper care of those trees which survive being cut down. It does not have long-term strategy for treating diseased trees and does not follow the recommendations of the specialists.

Some 2015 Flood Victims Still Wait for Compensation

Tbilisi’s city government has spent about $US27.6 million to repair damages from the June 13, 2015 flood that claimed 23 lives. Another $9.2 million came in through donations. The money has been used to rebuild infrastructure, improve flood prevention, and compensate victims. But three years later, at least 14 families remain in limbo. They have received no compensation for their damaged homes and property, and continue to live in flats rented by the city.
People march from the Maricopa County Courthouse to the state Capitol demanding action on climate change in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2019.
Kathy Mohr-Almeidaa plays with children at the Global Youth Climate Strike in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2019.
Cloud reflection on one of the buildings next to Arizona Center, in Phoenix, Ariz., 2019.
A sculpture by Janet Echelman "Her Secret Is Patience" in Civic Space Park, in Phoenix, Ariz., 2019.
A light rail train leaves Campbell and Central Avenue station in Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 15, 2019.
People walk around Phoenix Public Market in Dowtown Phoenix, Ariz. September 14, 2019.