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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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  • RUSSIAN INFLUENCE IN THE MEDIA SECTORS OF THE BLACK SEA COUNTRIES

    The report explores Russia’s corporate presence and influence in the media sectors of five Black Sea countries (Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, and Armenia) by providing deeper understanding of the links between media ownership and anti-Western propaganda and disinformation. Corruption networks and soft media power have allowed Russia to benefit from inherent governance deficits in these Black Sea countries to infiltrate businesses, and to shape political narratives and environments in the ... See More

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  • Financial Transparency of Media 2017. Final report

    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 dissemination of information in media outlets. The study mainly rests on the analysis of documents which included documentation accessible in the electronic database of state procurement agency and the National Communications Commission, also additional data requested from public entities and information available in the... See More

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  • Survey on Needs, Information and Communication Sources of Muslim Youth Georgia

    This survey was commissioned by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) to the Georgian Institutional Development Center (GIDC) within the framework of the project "Research on Needs and Information Sources of Muslim Youth Community.” The project is supported by Hedayah - International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. The survey was conducted among youth aged between 16 and 29 in Kvemo Kartli, Upper Adjara and the Pankisi Gorge. It was carried out in April-May 2017 and cov... See More

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  • Coverage of Muslim-related topics in Georgian, Russian, Azerbaijani and Turkish traditional and new media

    The report reflects the media monitoring findings conducted by the Media Development Foundation (MDF). The goal of the media monitoring was to study the factors conducive to radicalization of Muslim youth and explore the role of media in this process. The target of media monitoring was the Georgian, Russian, Azerbaijani and Turkish media named by the young Muslims as the information sources during the survey commissioned by MDF. The report highlights the methodolog... See More

  • Attitudes of Muslim Youth towards Media Coverage and Offensive Language

    The present report provides the results of focus groups conducted by the Media Development Foundation (MDF) in September 2017. The study aimed at analyzing the attitudes of Muslim youth towards media coverage of Muslim issues. Media content for the study was selected from the results of Georgian and Russian media monitoring conducted by the MDF in a period between June 15, 2017 and September 15, 2017. Archival materials were also used in some cases. Professional standards of media coverage a... See More

  • Путеводитель по медиаграмотности , Как бороться с манипуляциями и ложной информацией - RU

    Современные технологии существенно расширили доступ к информации и возможности распространения информации, вследствие чего медиа-среда стала более плюралистической. Однако возможности социальной медиа часто используются с целью дезинформации и пропаганды, что вводит в заблуждение пользователей медиа. Настоящий Путеводитель был подготовлен Фондом развития медиа в рамках Программы медиа-грамотности, в формате «Детектора мифов», на основании опыта перепроверки ложной информации. Целью публикации... See More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgian Media, 2013

    link: Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgian Media, 2013  ... See More