Affiliated media: Pirveli TV channel, Investigative journalist
Incident date: January 26, 2023
- Non-fatal attack / beating / injury / torture
Who attacked: Non-authorities
Source: Pirveli TV channel
Location: Georgia, Tbilisi
Tamta Dolendzhashvili, the investigative journalist of the Pirveli TV channel, was taken hostage while filming a report about an illegal company that was cashing in Russian rubles. During the filming, she was attacked by employees of the company and then locked in a room, being refused to be let out until she erased the footage on her phone. The journalist was released by a patrol police unit.