Sandro Gvindadze is a journalist from Tbilisi, Georgia. He works for media-platform Through The News and also cooperates with German newspaper Taz. Sandro covers topics of politics, human rights, and pop-culture. Apart from his journalistic work, he is involved in peace-building initiatives between Georgian and South Ossetian communities.
The Georgian Orthodox Church is the most powerful, influential, and closed institution in the country. Sandro Gvindadzes presentation will cover the role of the Church during the Soviet era up until now. The Georgian Orthodox Church is still a bog cultural player in modern day Georgia, using its influence to discriminate against LGBT, feminism, ethnic and religious minorities on one hand, and being an inspiration for the Georgian far Right.