Clement Girardot is a French freelance  investigative reporter based in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

He writes mainly in-depth stories about the Caucasus region and Turkey on environmental issues, human rights, culture and society. 

His stories appeared in Le Monde Magazine, Le temps, La Tribune de Geneve, Mediapart, L'Equipe Magazine, TV5 Monde, Eurasianet, Days Japan.

He is also the co-founder and editor of Mashallah News, an independent collective platform focusing on the Middle East. In 2014, he co-edited a book called Beirut Re-Collected, an anthology of forgotten stories from the Lebanese capital. 

For his stories and impact, check his page

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The bitter seeds of Christmas

  • Environment

GEORGIA - Each year in December, 80 million Christmas trees are sold across Europe. The majority of these, 45 million, are Nordmann firs who have their origins in the Caucasus region. 80 % of the Nordmann trees cultivated in Europe come from seeds harvested in Western Georgia.  

Photos taken by Julien Pebrel