News - Crowdfunding for robbed Studio Monitor
Investigative journalist Nino Zuriashvili and some colleagues were robbed of all their equipment on 22 July, probably after a politically motivated burglary. Zuriashvili played an important role during Georgia's Rose Revolution in 2003 through her reports on corrupt coverage by Georgia's public broadcaster.
‘All our cameras, editing equipment, computers, Macs and PCs have been stolen. Every piece of information of both of the investigative documentaries I had been working on since March is gone.’ says Nadia Naskidashvili, one of the journalists.
Immediately after the robbery, Zuriashvili's international colleagues started a crowdfunding initiative so that she can continue the relevant social work she's been doing.
Studio Monitor, the outlet for which both journalists were working, primarily deals with corruption and human rights. Among the stolen material, there was the investigation into the 'friends' of the incumbent prime minister and minister of the interior.
When this article was published, 1100 of the requested 5000 dollars had been raised. Journalists can donate amounts of 5 dollars and up.