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Salome Kobalava

Salome is a researcher focusing on environmental and social justice, community development and gender politics. She has master’s degrees in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University and in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University.

Opinion | Local voices were ignored in the auctioning of Racha's forests

Residents of Racha discovered that forests covering almost a third of their region had been auctioned off to a private owner only after the deal had been closed.