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Pursuant to Article 14 of the Law of Georgia on Broadcasting and the Code of Conduct of Broadcasters adopted by the Georgian National Communication Commission (GNCC) in 2009, broadcasters are obliged to establish an efficient complains mechanism for considering customers’ complaints.

If  a broadcaster breaches the Code of Conduct, apply to us through filling out a provided questionnaire and the Media Development Foundation, MDF will present your complaint in a broadcaster's self-regulation body.
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  • Anti-Western Propaganda, 2016

    This study presents the analysis of media monitoring carried out by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) during 2016. It reviews anti-Western messages and disinformation disseminated by Georgian media outlets and other sources – politicians, clergy, civil organizations and representatives of society.    The MDF conducted a similar study in 2014-2015. The study has been carried out in partnership with UN Association of Georgia within the framework of USAID’s Promoting Integration, ... See More

  • Financial Transparency of Media, 2016

    The intent behind the present study is to explore the financial revenues of media organizations as well as to probe the practice of allocating public funds for advertisement and dissamination of information in media outlets. The report is based on desk research of official information received from public institutions upon request, on accessible electronic data available at the web-portal of Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) and State Procurement Agency's database, as we... See More

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  • Practice of Imposing Administrative Sanctions on the Coverage of Public Opinion Polls in the Pre-election Period, 2016

    This monitoring report reflects the practice of responding by the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) and courts to violations of the legislative requirements for the coverage of public opinion polls in the period preceding the 2016 parliamentary elections.  The monitoring rests on the analysis of documents which include materials requested from the GNCC and the pre-election media monitoring reports of Media Development Foundation (MDF) which, inter alia, analyses the co... See More

  • Media Monitoring Report of the 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Georgia

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) is conducting a pre-election media monitoring from April 1 to October 15, 2016. The monitoring is carried out with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia within the frame of the project Transparent and Accountable Media for Enhancing Democratic Practices during Elections. The aim of the project is to study how political subjects are represented in qualitative and quantitative terms in primetime news programs of TV c... See More

  • Hate Speech, 2016 report

    In partnership with the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) and with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Media Development Foundation (MDF) participates in implementing the Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness (PITA) Program. Within the framework of the program, Media Development Foundation (MDF) implements a media component, which involves monitoring of hate speech in media and public space and reacting on possible ... See More

  • Hate Speech and Gender Representation, 2016

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) is conducting a pre-election media monitoring from April 1 to October 15, 2016. The monitoring is carried out with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia within the frame of the project Transparent and Accountable Media for Enhancing Democratic Practices during Elections.  The methodology for MDF’s monitoring was developed by Dominique Thierry, consultant of Free Press Unlimited (FPU) . The report was re... See More

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  • Interference with the Journalists’ Professional Duties and Monitoring of Freedom of Expression Chapter of the Action Plan of the Government of Georgia on the Protection of Human Rights

    Interference with Journalists’ professional duties is punishable under the article 154 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, namely: "1. Unlawful interference with the journalists' professional activities, i.e. coercing a journalist into disseminating or not disseminating information, - shall be punished by a fine or community service from 120 to 140 or with corrective labour for up to two years.  2. The same act committed using threat of violence or official position, - shall be punish... See More

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  • Pre-election Media Environment, Report 2016

    With the support of the National Endowment for Democracy, NED, the Media Development Foundation (MDF) publishes periodic reports on media freedom in Georgia. This report overviews pre-election media environment for the period of 2016.    Reports rest on the analysis of documents, official information requested from public entities and media reports. This report consists of six chapters covering the following topics: the first chapter overviews legislative amendments proposed in 2016; the... See More

  • Pre-election Media Monitoring 1 April - 31 July, 2016, Interim Report

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) is conducting a pre-election media monitoring from April 1 to October 31, 2016. The monitoring is carried out with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia within the frame of the project Transparent and Accountable Media for Enhancing Democratic Practices during Elections.  The aim of the project is to study how political subjects are represented in qualitative and quantitative terms in primetime news programs ... See More

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  • Survey on the needs of Political Parties, 2016

    The aim of this survey is to study, ahead of the elections, the needs of political parties and other actors in the efficient use of media as a tool of communication with electorate in the electoral process. Surveying attitudes of election subjects towards media, identifying their attitudes and needs and drawing up recommendations on the basis of the results of the survey will contribute to improved access to media for political subjects and ultimately, informed choice of voters. Publica... See More

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  • Practice of allocating budgetary resources among media for the release of information and advertisement, 2016

    The goal of the present research is to study the practice and procedures of allocation of public funds to media outlets for the purpose of advertising and information support. The research also involves the findings of media monitoring aimed to demonstrate what type of information is financed from the budget and whether budgetary funds have an influence on media content; how much the standards set by advertising legislation, code of conduct and professional ethics are observed. The research also... See More

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  • Assessment of the EU Integration Communication and Information Strategy and its Action Plan of the Government of Georgia, 2016

    On 6 September 2013, the Government of Georgia approved the Communication and Information Strategy of the Government of Georgia in the sphere of EU Integration for the period of 2014-2017. To ensure the implementation of activities specified in the strategy, the action plan is devised and adopted every year. This report aims to assess the communication strategy on EU integration issues, the implementation of objectives defined in the strategy, and the action plans, taking into account the int... See More

  • Youth Attitude towards European Integration

    The survey report presents findings of the questionnaire survey among the youth in 13 cities of Georgia The survey has revealed that Georgia’s integration into the European Union is supported by 79% of youth that is much higher than the indicators of the NDI countrywide survey (61%).  The report is divided into three section covering 1) socio-demographic component; 2) sources of information; 3) attitudes of youth towards and awareness of the process of European integration. The last se... See More

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  • Hate speech and xenophobia. Media monitoring report 2014-2015

    The report exposes the incidence of hate speech and xenophobia on Georgian media and public domain The analysis is articulated in different sections covering discrimination based on ethnic, national, sexual orientation and religious grounds, along with paragraphs devoted to the specific phenomena of Turkophobia, Islamophobia, and Armenophobia. The monitoring covers six newspapers, main news programs and talk shows of five TV channels, prime-time talk shows and six news and information web... See More

  • Homophobia and gender identity. Media Monitoring Report 2014-2015

    The report exposes the incidence of Homophobia and gender identity Stereotypes on Georgian media and public domain Publication Date: June 2015  Publisher: Media Development Foundation  Research and Editorial Team: Tamar Khorbaladze, Tamar Kintsurashvili, Sopho Gogadze, TaTa Kapianidze, Tamuna Kandelaki  Link: Homophobia and gender identity. Media Monitoring Report 2014-2015 ... See More

  • Anti-Western propaganda. Media monitoring report 2014-2015

    This report by Media Development Foundation Georgia focuses on anti-Western rhetoric in the country and the role of media sustaining this phenomenonThe experience in monitoring hate speech in Georgian media led to this report, focusing instead on anti-Western rhetoric, often applied in xenophobic and homophobic contexts. Such expressions are directed against open society and, as monitoring results show, they are also loaded with political connotations. It is precisely the politically active... See More

  • Women’s Needs and GenderSensitivity of Election Programs of Political Manifestos

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  • Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgian Media, 2013

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