Margarita Akhvlediani


Margarita Akhvlediani worked as a reporter, editor and producer at a Georgian newspapers and radio stations through the civil wars and social breakdown of the early 1990s. She helped found the pioneering Caucasian news agency Black Sea Press and was Georgia correspondent for the legendary Russian radio station Ekho Mosky.

She joined the Institute for War and Peace Reporting ( in 2002, launching two newspapers that bridge linguistic and political divides, editing Caucuses Reporting Service and serving as the Caucasus Program Director and Regional Editor, managing and training journalists from throughout the Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the North Caucasian regions of Russia. In 2006-2007 she was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

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