Margarita Akhvlediani co-founded the Go Group Media in February, 2009 along with Thomas de Waal and Mariam Betlemidze, and now she heads the organization. She is also the editor-in-chief of the Eyewitness Studio. Margarita has been a war reporter, as well as editor and producer for more than 20 years, working through ethnic conflicts and civil wars in the Caucasus region. She was the Caucasus Programme Director for London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in 2002-2008. She also taught Conflict Reporting, Journalism Ethics and Media Management courses to graduate students at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. In 2006, Margarita won a Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists and spent a year at Stanford University. In autumn 2007, she was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in Journalism and Trauma. In 2010-2011 she served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dart Society (Columbia University, New York, USA). In 2012 she became a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Society-Georgia (Soros Foundation). In 2010 Margarita earned Master's degree in Political Philosophy from the University of York, United Kingdom.