The piece looks into the history of the 120 000 Muslims deported by Stalin in 1944
A JAMnews article “Return from exile: Muslim Meskhetians from Georgia” won the Tolerance and Diversity reporting contest hosted by the Georgian ombudsman.
The author of the winning article is Nino Narimanishvili, a journalist from the ‘Samkhretis Karibche’ newspaper. It tells the story of 120 000 Muslims who were deported by Stalin from Georgia’s Meskheti region in November of 1944.
The runner-up is ‘What History Teaches Us’, a piece by Zurab Vardiashvili from the Liberali online magazine.
Another article by the above-mentioned Samkhretis Karibche’s newspaper entitled ‘Sanctuaries Turned Into Warehouses’ came third. The contest results were announced today, 17 January, at a ceremony marking International Tolerance Day.