Lela METREVELI is the Chief
editor of the Multinational Russia's newspaper 'We speak'. After a request from
the founders, she developed the strategy, concept and design of the newspaper.
This resulted in an invitation in August 2003 to Moscow to lead the process of
creation of the newspaper, as Chief editor. 'We speak' newspaper covers subjects
related to the social and political life, economy, culture, science and sport in
Russian Federation, CIS and other countries. Its target audience is the
emigrants, representatives of the different nations living in Russia and CIS.
Taking into consideration the job's specific character, Lela is responsible not
only for full pre-print preparation of the newspaper and supervision of the
regional network of correspondents, but also for the development of the
relations with the embassies of the CIS and other countries, permanent
representatives of the Russian Federation's republics, as well as with minority
groups, diasporas and other ethnic organisations in Russia, CIS and other
Lela Metreveli also holds the position of the director of an NGO - Association 'Caucasian
Dialog Club' in Georgia. Within the framework of CDC by way of providing
decisions of ecological problems of the Caucasian region, she is studying
international law on the protection of the environment, issues of the national
ecological legislation of the countries of Sousern Caucasus, and questions of
water resources management.
Before founding of CDC in 2001, Lela was invited by Parliament of Georgia to be
a consultant on international maritime law issues. Currently Lela is also an
editor of the bulletin 'The Georgian Business Week', published by the Georgian
Business Consulting Group. She is also accredited in the Parliament of Georgia.
Lela's interests are focused on combining the knowledge of both journalistic and
editorial skills with the purpose becoming a lawyer-foreign affairs expert. She
is particularly interested in issues of political sciences, foreign affairs,
environment and science communication.
Lela holds a bachelor's degree in international law from Greek-Georgian
University. Her current dissertation is the 'Bucharest Convention on protection
of the Black sea against pollution'.