Tamar Chergoleishvili

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Tamar Chergoleishvili is the Director General of Tabula Media, which she has founded in 2010 as a weekly magazine Tabula that transformed into one of the most influental and widely read online multimedia platform in Georgia.

Before that (2000-2010) she had served at various posts at the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg. In her capacity as the head of the Council of Europe’s Legal Task Force, she contributed to Georgia’s legislative reforms in the fields of criminal justice, economic crime, cybercrime, human rights and media. She also cooperated with the US Department of Justice on the reform of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia (1999-2000). She was actively involved in the legislative and judicial reform process as program coordinator for American Bar Association in 1997-1998.

She graduated Tbilisi State University, the Department of International Law and International Relations.

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Ann Applebaum - Military intervention is when people wake up

How will the Russian annexation of Crimea affect international order and the attitudes of the West towards Russia? Tabula's editor-in-chief interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ann Applebaum about these issues when she visited Georgia in March to study the reforms implemented in Georgia over the past decade. Ann Applebaum has previously written for The Evening Standard, The Economist, The Spectator, and Slate magazine. She is currently a foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post...

Givi Targamadze - The situation has ripened to turn the tide

Dubbed by the American press as the Che Guevara of the Caucasus, Member of Parliament Givi Targamadze spoke with Tabula about the Ukrainian revolution, unknown details from the biography of President Viktor Yanukovych that reveal his criminal mentality, the leaders of the Maidan protests and resentful Ukrainian oligarchs. He also spoke about the domestic and foreign political mistakes made by the ruling Georgian Dream coalition.The key topic of this interview is Ukraine. Let's start with...

The Vilnius Summit was a defeat for Europe

On 11 December, the Tabula TV company broadcast an interview with Edward Lucas, the international editor of The Economist. Tamar Chergoleishvili, the editor-in-Chief of Tabula, interviewed Mr. Lucas about the ongoing protests in Ukraine, the importance of the Eastern Partnership for its member states, the role of the EU, Russia's attempts to influence its neighboring countries and Georgia's prospects.You have said that whether Europe likes it or not it is engaged in a geopolitical struggle with...

James Appathurai: Georgia must address some of NATO's concerns

James Appathurai, the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, arrived in Tbilisi in the early days of June for, in his own words, two reasons – to inaugurate NATO Week, which was held in Georgia from 3 to 10 June, and to prepare the visit of the North Atlantic Council slated for late June. In an interview with Tabula, Mr. Appathurai talked about the situation in Georgia, the country’s prospects of receiving a NATO Membership Action Plan as well some of...

To Leave, or Not to Leave, That is the Question

"Once Saakashvili has gone and the presidential elections have been conducted, I will stay for no more than several days," Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili told the Estonian media a short while ago. Although he started speaking about exiting politics as soon as he entered politics, he has never set the time with such precision before. "Perhaps, Mr. Ivanishvili believes that with that [Saakashvili stepping down] he has performed his duty to the country and the people," the leader of the...

David Moran: The next enlargement is very soon indeed

A bassador David Moran arrived as the British chargé d'affaires to Georgia in January 2013 to bridge the gap before the arrival of the new Ambassador to Georgia, Alexandra Hall Hall. In an interview with Tabula magazine Mr. David Moran spoke about UK-Georgia relations, shared his impressions about the current situation in Georgia and gave his opinions about important international issues.You've already spent several months here. How can you describe the state of the Georgia-UK relationship?...

Charles Krauthammer: The US suffers in Moscow

Tabula apologizes for technical mistakes in Dr. Krauthammer's interview (print edition). Please, find below the corrected text .Charles Krauthammer, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and political commentator, gave an interview to Tabula in Washington D.C. in late May. It was his second interview for the magazine. The first interview was recorded exactly one year ago and was published in Tabula English Issue No. 19, released in June 2012.Called the most influential commentator...

Pendulum of Violence

“Force does not constitute right...obedience is due only to legitimate powers.”Jean-Jacques Rousseau  The sky is blue, the grass is green and a society can only be regarded as the state when the exclusive source of the legitimization of violence within the given territory is the state. Clearly, the key instruments of legitimate violence...

One Flew Over the Hornet’s Nest

“We have intelligence to the effect that certain leaders of bandit groups based in other states harbor plans to use Georgian territory to infiltrate into our North Caucasus,” Russian Federal Security Service Director Aleksandr Bortnikov announced in July 2011. The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs quickly dismissed that account as yet another ranting of Russian...

Eka Zguladze: Much will depend not only on the police but on the society too

On 20 September, Eka Zguladze was appointed acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia after the former Minister, Bacho Akhalaia, resigned in the middle of a prison scandal and public outrage over the torture of inmates at the Gladi No 8 Establishment. Before her appointment, Zguladze had been serving as the Deputy Minister. Given the tense environment and...

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