Natalia Antelava is Coda’s co-founder and editor-in-chief. Originally from Tbilisi, Natalia started her journalism career in West Africa and had been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and India. She has covered the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, the wars in Iraq and in Eastern Ukraine and reported undercover from Burma, Yemen and Uzbekistan. Her investigations into human rights abuses in Central Asia, Iraq and the United States have won her a number of awards. In addition to a career in broadcast journalism, Natalia has written for the Guardian, Forbes magazine, the New Yorker and CNN. Natalia is an executive Director of the Board.