OCCRP Partner Recognized for Story on Politics Destroying Georgian Lake

Published: 10 February 2014


Studio Monitori journalist and OCCRP partner Nana Naskidashvili’s investigative story “Tabatskuri Lake and the Trouble of Fishermen” has been selected as the best TV story of the year by the Republic of Georgia’s Civil Society Institute.

Naskidashvili’s story found that a prominent Armenian parliamentarian had returned to his native village, obtained land near a pristine lake from the Georgian government at almost no cost, and had damaged the fishing in the lake by illegally introducing new species.

This is the second major award for the story.  The Georgian Journal of Journalistic Ethics also named it the Best TV Story for 2013.