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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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  • Hate Speech in Pre-Election Discourse, Presidential Elections 2018

    The present report provides the results of monitoring conducted by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. The monitoring was carried out on the cases of hate speech and discrimination on various grounds expressed by electoral subjects and political parties, as well as hate speech used against presidential candidates and political parties. The report involves only the cases of discrimination on ethnic, religious, racial and gender grounds, as well as the ... See More

    Tags: Elections
  • 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 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

    Tags: Elections
  • 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

  • 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

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

    Link: Women’s Needs and GenderSensitivity of Election Programs of Political Manifestos, 2015 ... See More