Tghat was founded, some time into the war on Tigray, by concerned Tigrayans to chronicle and document the war. The idea for its founding was that, during the war and with the communication blackout, the Tigrayan story, Tigrayan collective national sentiment, and the atrocities committed upon Tigrayans were not being written about and documented. Tghat strives to fill a part of this void by encouraging and supporting Tigrayans to write their stories and the story of their people, document and analyze events and atrocities.