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Self-regulation

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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About us

Mission

The Media Development Foundation, the MDF, is a non-governmental organization aiming to support open and inclusive society; facilitate full integration of minorities; promote gender equality, diversity and pluralism; protect human rights, freedom of speech and expression; ensure free media environment; contribute to professional and institutional development of media; facilitate the establishment of media accountability and self-regulation mechanisms; promote media literacy, active citizenship and youth activism.

About organization

The Media Development Foundation,the MDF, was established in April 2008 by a group of professional journalists.

The MDFis set to protect freedom of speech and expression; advocate forhuman rights; promote ethical journalism and media accountability systems, media literacy,diverse and inclusive society, gender equality; encourage youth initiatives and civil activism.

The Media Development Foundation conducts research and educational activities;is involved in advocacy; organizes trainings, meetings, public discussions, creative competitions; publishes educational and professional literature; produces media products and holds educational campaigns; mobilizes youthfor their involvement in civil and educational activities.

MDF was named as Supporter of Tolerance for 2014 by Religious Council of the Public Defender Office.

From 2016, MDF started cooperation with the EU’s East StratCom Task force. MDF’s fact-checking portal Myth Detector is a partner of Atlantic Council’s online portal DisinfoPortal. In 2019 MDF signed affiliation and licensing agreement with the US Agency for Global Media.

Board members

 Tamar Kintsurashvili,  Executive Director

 

 Tamar Khorbaladze, Chair of the Board

 

Ketevan Mskhiladze, Board Member Director, Gender Program

 

 Tamar Shamili, Board Member


 

 Giga Zedania, Board Member, Ilia State University

 

 Beka Mindiashvili, Board Member, Tolerance Center of the Public Defender's Office

 

 Levan Giorgadze, Board Member

 

Our team


Tamar Kintsurashvili, Executive Director

Tamar Khorbaladze, Chairperson of the Board


Sopo Gelava, Media Literacy Program Director

Giorgi Aptsiauri, Financial Director

Mariam Pataridze, Lawyer


Nana Rapava, Legal Expert, Project Director

Khatia Lomidze, Media Researcher


Tamar Gagniashvili, Media Researcher

Tinatin Gogoladze, Media Monitoring Group Director

Tamar Tabatadze, Communication Coordinator




Zviad Mzhavanadze, Regional Coordinator

Mariam Tsutskiridze, Media Researcher

Sopo Gogadze, Media Researcher


Nutsa Zhghenti,Coordinator


Besik Danelia, Designer 





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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct of Media Development Foundation (MDF)

Employees of Media Development Foundation (MDF), or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, performing work for MDF or on its behalf, are expected to act lawfully, honestly, ethically, and in the best interests of the organization while performing duties on its behalf. 

Respect in the workplace

All employees of MDF should respect their colleagues. No discrimination on any ground or harassment in interpersonal relations is allowed. 

Professionalism

All employees must demonstrate integrity and professionalism in the workplace. All employees should fulfill their job duties with respect toward stakeholders and the community and complete their duties with skill and in a timely manner. Management mustn’t abuse their authority. 
Employees should try not to disrupt the workplace or present obstacles to their colleagues’ work.Employees should follow their schedules. 
Exceptions from standard working hours are subject of negotiation between employee and administration. 

Protection of Company Property

All employees should treat MDF’s property, material or intangible, with respect and care. They shouldn’t misuse organization’s equipment andrespect all kinds of incorporeal property, including trademarks, copyright and reports and any information produced by MDF. Employees should use them only to complete their job duties.

Confidential information

MDF’s business information is a valuable asset that everyone must protect. MDF’s Personnel are required to use confidential information of organization for business purposes only and must always keep such information in strict confidence. This concerns confidential information of third parties that we have received under non-disclosure agreements.

Conflict of interest

Employees should avoid any personal, financial, political or other interests that might hinder MDF’s integrity and their capability or willingness to perform their job duties. Employees should not advocate or campaign for any political candidates.

Policies

All employees should read and follow our MDF’s policies. If they have any questions, they should ask administration.

financial report

Financial report


Financial report for the year 2018

Media Development Foundation (MDF) is a Non-Entrepreneurial (Non-Commercial) Legal Entity registered according to the legislation of Georgia. The source of funding of the organization is grants and other income (contracts, donations). MDF’s financial year is Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018.

Total funding of MDF for 2018 amounted € 242,272, from which 97% is income from grants and 3% is income from contracts and donations. 


Breakdown of source of funding for 2018 year



Major Spending Categories in 2018: