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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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  • Posted on: 06 Sep 2017

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  • Posted on: 16 Aug 2017

    MDF in State Department International Religious Fr ...

    The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of State Department published International Religious Freedom Report for 2016. The annual report ...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Jul 2017

    Charter of Journalistic Ethics upheld complaint of ...

      The Board of Charter of Journalistic Ethics upheld complaint of Media Development Foundation (MDF) against Rezonansi newspaper at the meeting h...See More

  • Posted on: 01 Jun 2017

    MDF vs. Rezonansi newspaper ...

    On May 17, 2017, Rezonansi newspaper published an article on its print edition and online platform titled "Arabs, Indians, Iranians and Turks allo...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Apr 2017

    MDF's report “Anti-Western Propaganda” ...

    On April 18, 2017 Media Development Foundation presented report "Anti-Western Propaganda”. The study presents the analysis of media monitoring carri...See More

  • Posted on: 16 Oct 2016

    MDF conducted training on Electronic Services and ...

    On 15-16 October, 2016 Media Development Foundation (MDF) conducted training "Electronic Services and New Media Possibilities for the Development ...See More

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  • Posted on: 08 Sep 2016

    GNCC upheld the complaintfiled by MDF against Pali ...

    On September 8, 2016 the Georgian National Communications Commission upheld the complaint filed by Media Development Foundation against Palitra TV...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Sep 2016

    Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia Launched ...

    Twenty nongovernmental organizations have announced the launch of the Coalition for a Euro-Atlantic Georgia at a presentation held at Tbilisi Marrio...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Sep 2016

    Self-Regulatory Appeals Body of the Palitra TV uph ...

    Self-Regulatory Appeals Body of the Palitra TV Company upheld the complaint filed by Media Development Foundation (MDF), Union Safari, Identoba, T...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Aug 2016

    MDF addresses TV Imedi with a Recommendations re: ...

    On August 10 and 12, 2016 Labour Party of Georgia addressed Media Development Foundation (MDF). The letters noted that news room of TV Imedi does no...See More

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  • Posted on: 14 Jun 2016

    Presentation of the Research Findings on Media Ind ...

    On June 14, at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel, Media Development Foundation (MDF), Transparency International Georgia (TI-Georgia) and Georgian Young La...See More

  • Posted on: 27 May 2016

    MDF PRESENTED THE MONITORING RESULTS OF THE EU INT ...

    On May 27, Media Development Foundation (MDF) held the presentation of the survey report "Assessment of the EU Integration Communication and Informa...See More

  • Posted on: 01 Mar 2016

    Media Development Foundation in ECRI Report ...

    The European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) released its fifth monitoring cycle report on March 1 and it covers the situation fr...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Feb 2016

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  • Posted on: 08 Feb 2016

    Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster – a ne ...

    MDF’s report on problems related of manning the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was released. Partic...See More

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  • Posted on: 26 Jan 2016

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  • Posted on: 20 Jan 2016

    Monitoring of the editorial policy of TV news prog ...

    1-31 December, 2015 Third report Subjects of the monitoring:Rustavi 2, Imedi,Public Broadcaster, Maestro,Tabula, GDS. The methodology of the moni...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Dec 2015

    Is summoning of Rustavi 2 journalists by the prose ...

    Mariam Lortkipanidze On 17 December two Rustavi 2 journalists were summoned as witnesses to the Prosecutors Office on two different cases. From j...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Dec 2015

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  • Posted on: 17 Dec 2015

    Monitoring Editorial Policy of TV News Programs ...

    November 1-30, 2015 Introduction With the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Media Development Foundation is implementing...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Dec 2015

    Presentation of MDF Survey “Youth Attitudes toward ...

    A policy forum on "Public Attitudes towards European Integration and the State Communication Strategy” was held at the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel on D...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Dec 2015

    New Survey “Youth Attitudes towards European Integ ...

    The Media Development Foundation (MDF) has released a new survey "Youth Attitudes towards European Integration” conducted within the framework of ...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Dec 2015

    New Company to Enter TV Rating Market in 2016 ...

    Gela Bochikashvili Gvantsa Kvaratskhelia The TV rating market will see the entry of a new company, Tri-Media Intelligence LLLC, an official lic...See More

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  • Posted on: 11 Nov 2015

    Monitoring Editorial Policies of the TV news prog ...

    MDF's report on editorial policies of the TV news programs was released. Monitoring conducted from 1 to 16 October aimed at depicting editorial po...See More

  • Posted on: 09 Nov 2015

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  • Posted on: 22 Oct 2015

    Blog: Alarming dimensions of blackmailing journali ...

    Mariam Lortkipanidze  Events unfolding around Rustavi 2 TV Company have so far been a subject of interest of advocates for free speech and freed...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Oct 2015

    ADAMI initiative announces competition ...

    The ADAMI initiative focuses on journalists and media professionals of six EU’s Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgi...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Sep 2015

    International Seminar IMED 2015 on the self-censor ...

    On September 25, International Media Ethics Day - IMED 2015 was organized by Media Development Foundation (MDF) in cooperation with the Ilia State...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Sep 2015

    Charter of Journalistic Ethics considers the artic ...

    At the hearing held on September 5,  2015, the Charter of Journalistic Ethics upheld complaint of Media Development Foundation - MDF, Georgian Demo...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Aug 2015

    MDF, GDI and TDI initiated a complaint to the Char ...

    On August 18 Media Development Foundation - MDF, Georgian Democracy Initiative - GDI and Tolerance and Diversity Institute -TDI initiated a complain...See More

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  • Posted on: 03 Aug 2015

    GNCC misinterpreted the law on airing the Russian- ...

    At the hearing held on July 30, 2015 Georgian National Communication Commission (GNCC) misinterpreted the law regarding airing the Russian-languag...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Jul 2015

    GNCC considers the appeal of MDF on broadcasting o ...

    Georgian National Communication Commission (GNCC) will consider the complaint filed by Media Development Foundation -MDF referring to the fact of ...See More

  • Posted on: 13 Jul 2015

    Political forum on EU integration issues ...

    NGOs Engage Authorities in Discussion of Challenges and Solutions Concerning Implementation of EU-Georgia Association Agreement On July 10th, the A...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Jul 2015

    Public Funds for Media Promoting Hate Speech and A ...

    Report prepared by Media Development Foundation (MDF) on Public Funds for Media Promoting Hate  Speech and Anti-Western Sentiments was released. ...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Jun 2015

    MDF and UNAG issued recommendations to the Georgia ...

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) and United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) addressed the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadca...See More

  • Posted on: 11 Jun 2015

    Court orders Agriculture Ministry’s non-entreprene ...

    On 11 June, the Tbilisi City Court (Judge Shota Getsadze) held in favor of a complaint filed by Media Development Foundation (MDF) and ordered the...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Jun 2015

    Presentation of an annual media monitoring was hel ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF presented the media monitoring report and new publications at Frontline Georgia Club on 2 June. Tamar Kintsurash...See More

  • Posted on: 19 May 2015

    MDF addressed GNCC to study broadcasting of Russi ...

    On May 19 Media Development Foundation addressed to  Georgian National Communication Commission (GNCC) with the request to study the violation of t...See More

  • Posted on: 08 May 2015

    Media Monitoring report on Anti-Western Propaganda ...

    Media Monitoring report prepared by Media Development Foundation (MDF) was released, which reflects the anti-western propaganda in Georgian media ...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Apr 2015

    Forum "Women for Change" was devoted to Gender-Sen ...

    On April 18, Media Development Foundation held a forum "Women for Change". During the session the survey on Women’s Needs and Gender-Sensitivity o...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Apr 2015

    Award ceremony of winners of the blogger contest h ...

    The traditional award ceremony of winners of the blogger contest and leader women was held at the Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi, on April 18...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Apr 2015

    MDF conducted training on Diversity Media Coverage ...

    On April 3-5, 2015, Media Development Foundation (MDF) conducted 3-day training in ‘Diversity Media Coverage’ for TV journalists in Lopota. Th...See More

  • Posted on: 30 Mar 2015

    MDF, TDI and "17 May " appeal to Charter of Journ ...

    On 30 March Media Development Foundation, MDF, Tolerance and Diversity Institute, TDI, and "17 May" lodged a complaint to the Georgian Charter of ...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Mar 2015

    Five NGOs have submitted a report on Minority Righ ...

    On March 22, 2015 five non-governmental organizations - United Association of Georgia (UNAG), Media Development Foundation (MDF), Georgian Democr...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Mar 2015

    MIA requested additional two-weeks for delivering ...

    On March 20, the Tbilisi City Court satisfied the motion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, according to which MIA requested additional two-we...See More

  • Posted on: 13 Mar 2015

    Rustavi 2’s Self-regulatory body satisfies complai ...

    Rustavi 2 TV Channel self-regulatory body has considered the statements made regarding  Jehovah’s Witnesses by the anchor of the program Nanuka’s ...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Mar 2015

    EaP CSF Steering Committee Resolution on Imposing ...

    Following Boris Nemtsov’s assassination, the Steering Committee of the EaP CSF adopted a resolution on imposing sanctions against Russian media. Nem...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Mar 2015

    Discussion on Women's Civic and Political Particip ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF held a round table discussion on women's participation in the electoral process at the Public Defender Regional ...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Feb 2015

    Imedi TV self-regulatory body partially satisfied ...

    On February 14, Appeal Commission of ImediTV self-regulatory body has partially satisfied the complaint regarding a report "Children Sent to Madr...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Feb 2015

    MDF filed 19 administrative complaints and 4 lawsu ...

    From November 2014 to February 2015, Media Development Foundation (MDF) prepared 19 administrative complaints and 4 lawsuits with regard to not is...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Jan 2015

    NGOs file a complaint with Kavkasia TV self-regula ...

    Four non-governmental organizations filed a complaint with the Kavkasia TV self-regulatory body on January 6. The complaint of the Сivil Integrati...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Jan 2015

    NGOs File a Complaint about Religious Discriminati ...

    Three non-governmental organizations filed a complaint with the Imedi TV self-regulatory body regarding a report "Children Sent to Madrasa" in the...See More

  • Posted on: 22 Dec 2014

    MDF filed an administrative complaint vs. MIA ...

    On October 22 Media Development Foundation (MDF) filed an administrative complaint against the Ministry of Internal Affairs at Tbilisi City Court....See More

  • Posted on: 18 Dec 2014

    Round Table Discussion "Hate Speech in Public Dis ...

    On December 18, at Frontline Georgia Club the members of the civil society platform - No to Phobia! held a meeting with Sopho Japaridze,the Prime M...See More

  • Posted on: 16 Dec 2014

    Charter of Journalistic Ethics revealed violation ...

    On December 16 the Charter of Journalistic Ethics made a decision on case of Tariel Nakaidze vs. mediacity.ge, according to which web portal viola...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Dec 2014

    Training and Meeting with Political Parties held o ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF held a training and a round table meeting on the topic of women's participation in the electoral process at the ...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Dec 2014

    Round table on women's political participation in ...

    On  5 December  Media Development Foundation, MDF held a round table discussion on the women's participation in the electoral process in Gardabani...See More

  • Posted on: 01 Dec 2014

    Non-Governmental Organizations Call on Rustavi 2 T ...

    The Media Development Foundation (MDF), the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), the Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI), and theHuman Rights ...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Nov 2014

    Round table on women's political participation in ...

    On 29 November Media Development Foundation, MDF held the round table on women's participation in the electoral process at the Center of Democrati...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Nov 2014

    Women for Change ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF starts implementation of the new project  Women for Changewith the support of the Center of Electoral Systems Dev...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Nov 2014

    MDF was named as Supporter of Tolerance by Religio ...

    On November 17, at a traditional event dedicated to the International Day of Tolerance the Council of National Minorities and the Council of Relig...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Nov 2014

    Women's Movement announced the rally across the co ...

    On November 17, at Frontline Club the presentation of "Women's Movement" was held. The movement unites all the people for whom gender equality and...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Nov 2014

    Presentation of the survey on Information funded f ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF presented the preliminary results of a survey "Media receiving funding  from State Budget - unequal conditions  ...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Nov 2014

    Complaint regarding the story on Rustavi 2 TV prog ...

    . . while presenting the story on the religious building in village Mokhe, ...See More

  • Posted on: 22 Oct 2014

    Award Ceremony of Diversity School Alumnus and Win ...

    The award ceremony of graduates of Diversity School and the winners of the media competition was held at cafe Ligamus, Ilia State University on Oct...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Oct 2014

    Role of media in coverage of European issues ...

    The seminar "Georgia-EU - the role of media in coverage of the European Union issues" was held on October 19, at Frontline Georgia Club within the...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Oct 2014

    Press-tour of Ukrainian Journalists to Georgia ...

    On October 8  Tamar Khorbaladze, Executive Director of Media Development Foundation, MDF made presentation on hate speech in Georgia for the Ukrai...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Oct 2014

    Research - Media Ethics in Armenia: Practice and C ...

    On October 4 Tamar Khorbaladze, Executive Director of Media Development Foundation, MDF presented a research "Media Ethics in Armenia: Practice an...See More

  • Posted on: 30 Sep 2014

    Tolerance and non-discrimination issues were discu ...

    Among other participants the representatives of the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network took part in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Sep 2014

    Myth Detector for media representatives reporting ...

    On September 23, at Vere Palace hotel, European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) and Media Development Foundation (MDF) organized training for me...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Sep 2014

    Presentation of MDF's new publication ...

    Presentation of a new publication of Media Development Foundation (MDF) was held at cafe Ligamus, Ilia State University on September 19 in the fra...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Sep 2014

    2014 Tolerance Award Winners Revealed ...

    Media Development Foundation - MDF, Ilia State University and United Nations Association of Georgia - UNAG have established an annual Award of Tol...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Sep 2014

    MDF hosts IMED 2014 ...

    Challenges of hate speech in traditional and digital media and online security issues were discussed at the International Media ethics Day 2014 wo...See More

  • Posted on: 11 Sep 2014

    International Seminar IMED 2014 ...

    The Center for International Media Ethics (CIME) annually organizes the  International Media Ethics Day - IMED 2014 worldwide. The fourth IMED wil...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Aug 2014

    Tariel Nakaidze appeals to Charter of Journalistic ...

    Tariel Nakaidze, the Deputy Chairman of the Georgian Muslims’ Union filed a complaint against the web portal mediacity.ge to the Charter of Journa...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Aug 2014

    Training on gender and conflict-related Issues ...

    July 26, 2014   Within the frame of the training on "Increasing Media's Awareness of Women's Role in Peace and Security" organized by UN Women and...See More

  • Posted on: 30 Jun 2014

    Rustavi 2 satisfies complaint of NGOs to self-regu ...

    Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company self-regulatory body has satisfied the complaint lodged by the Union of Muslims of Georgia, Media Development Fund (M...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Jun 2014

    Advertisement Monitoring in Georgian Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF, within the frames of the project Media Monitoring for Professional Media supported by Open Society - Georgia Foun...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Jun 2014

    Hate speech and Discrimination in Georgian Politic ...

      The presentation of the results of monitoring"Hate Speech and discrimination in Georgia's political discourse" by Media Development Foun...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Jun 2014

    Winners of the contest - 10 Bloggers and 10 Leader ...

    Media Development Foundation awarded the winners of the contest My leader Woman - 10 bloggers and 10 leader women at the Radisson Blue Iveri...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jun 2014

    MDF calls on election entities do not obstruct jou ...

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) expresses its concern over the incident, which occurred at election headquarters of Irakli Gogokhia, Majoritarian...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Jun 2014

    Cycle of exhibition - Women from the Past – Exampl ...

    June 3, 2014   From May 9  to June 3, five cities of Georgia - Akhaltsikhe, Marneuli, Gori, Kutaisi and Batumi - hosted the rotating exhibition Wo...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Jun 2014

    Civic Activism and women's political participation ...

    June 3, 2014   Media Development Foundation, MDF held the cycle of trainings within the frame of the project Leader Women for Political Governance...See More

  • Posted on: 22 May 2014

    NGOs address to the self-regulatory body of Kavkas ...

    On 22 May Azeri Students Association of Georgia "Gata", Media Development Foundation (MDF), Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) and Tolerance and Di...See More

  • Posted on: 14 May 2014

    Round-table on May 17 ...

    On 14 May Media Development Foundation organized round-table discussion for journalists and presented the "Guidelines for Reporting on Homosexuality...See More

  • Posted on: 13 May 2014

    Appeal of the MDF to the Inter-agency Task Force f ...

    We would like to ask IATF to study whether the video advertisement aired by Rustavi-2 on 11 May is in compliance with the election legislation. The ...See More

  • Posted on: 10 May 2014

    Charter of Journalistic Ethics Upheld Complaint of ...

    Charter of Journalistic Ethics upheld complaint of Media Development Foundation (MDF) and Tolerance and Discrimination Institute (TDI) vs. Rezonansi...See More

  • Posted on: 07 May 2014

    Civil Society Platform No to Phobia is Launched ...

    On 7 May thirteen non-governmental organizations launched the civil society platform - No to Phobia!  at Frontline Georgia Club. The joint d...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Apr 2014

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  • Posted on: 25 Apr 2014

    Ethnic minorities and Constitution of 1921 ...

    Center for Constitutional Studies of Ilia State University held a public discussion on the topic of "Ethnic Minorities in Georgia" in the Ligamus ...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Apr 2014

    Complaint of NGOs to the Georgian Public Broadcast ...

    On April 19, at 13:00 the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided the live broadcast of the Holy Fire Easter ceremony with TV commentary of the e...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Apr 2014

    Complaint of MDF and TDI vs. Rezonansi Newspaper ...

    On 5 April Media Development Foundation, MDF, and Tolerance and Diversity Institute, TDI, lodged a complaint to the Georgian Charter of Journalistic...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Apr 2014

    Georgian Civic Organizations Call on Georgian MPs ...

    On April 10, 2014 report no.13441 - "The protection of minors against excesses of sects" - by the French MP Mr. Rudy Salles will be discussed at the...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Mar 2014

    Revenue Service involves Court, seeking to obtain ...

    The audit department of the Revenue Service continues its excessive check of TV MR GE, the licensed representative of NielsenTelevision Audi...See More

  • Posted on: 26 Mar 2014

    Discussion at Ilia State University ...

    On March 26 the discussion "Combating Xenophobia and Discrimination in Georgia's Politics and Media" was held at the Ilia State University. ...See More

  • Posted on: 22 Mar 2014

    Civil Journalism Course Launched in the Diversity ...

    On 22 March the first training for students was held in the Diversity School. Welcome speeches were given by Giga Zedania, rector of the Ilia Univer...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Mar 2014

    Revenue Service has started fining TV ratings firm ...

    The audit department of the Revenue Service (a legal entity of public law operating under the Ministry of Finance of Georgia) continues its ...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Mar 2014

    Ministry of Finance should not limit company's abi ...

    At the end of February, the audit department of the Revenue Service (a legal entity of public law operating under the Ministry of Finance of Georgia...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Feb 2014

    Diversity School Accepts Students ...

    With the support of the Embassy of the Switzerland in Georgia, Media Development Foundation, MDF started implementation a new project Diversity Scho...See More

  • Posted on: 21 Feb 2014

    Presentation at the National Library ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF presented the publication Women from the Past and web-portal GenderMediator on February 21, 2014 at the Exhabition...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Jan 2014

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  • Posted on: 20 Dec 2013

    MDF Appeals International Organizations re: Rusta ...

    20 December, 2013 We would like to express our concern regarding an incident that took place at the Borispol airport, Kiev on December 20,...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Dec 2013

    Presentation of the research results on Hate Spe ...

    December 20, 2013 Media Development Foundation, MDF presented the final report of the Monitoring of Hate Speech and Discrimination in Geor...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Dec 2013

    Gendermediator for jousnalists ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF releases the new publication "Gendermediator”. The goal of the present publication is the promotion of...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Nov 2013

    MDF summarized 10 years of Freedom of Media at t ...

    November 11-12, 2013 The changes implemented in the last ten years in the law and practice were the subject of discussion for Azerbaijanis...See More

  • Posted on: 21 Sep 2013

    Training on Gender Issues in Media Organized by MD ...

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) hosted the training on Gender Issues in Media for students and journalists, including from regional media on Septem...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Jul 2013

    MDF Response to Channel 9 ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF discussed the letter of Channel 9 in which the leadership of the channel’s news service expressed its disagreement w...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Jul 2013

    “Hate Speech in Media” – discussion in TSU ...

    The discussion "Hate Speech in Media” had been held in Ivane Javakhishvili State University on July 18. The non-governmental organization "Media Devel...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jun 2013

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  • Posted on: 30 May 2013

    Discussion – the monitoring results on hate speech ...

    The monitoring results on hate speech and discrimination in media and public space including the violations identified during the coverage of the even...See More

  • Posted on: 10 May 2013

    Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georg ...

    The Media Development Foundation (MDF) implements a project Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgian Media within the framework of progra...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Oct 2012

    Media Developmet Foundation, MDF in “Media Monitor ...

    TV program "Media Monitor” has been produced within the frames of the joint project of Public Broadcasting Television, the United Nations Development ...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Aug 2012

    Coverage of Educational Issues by Georgia Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDFpresents monitoring results on the theme:Coverage of Educational Issues by Georgian Media. The monitoring was impleme...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Aug 2012

    Conflict Coverage by Georgian Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDFpublishes new monitoring results on the theme ofConflict Coverage by Georgian Media. Media monitoring was implemented...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Jul 2012

    Coverage of Public Opinion Survey ...

    Protection of the standards of public opinion survey coverage by media means has a special meaning before the pre-election period, and that’s why...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Jul 2012

    Media Coverage of Environmental Protection Issues ...

    Georgian media is rarely interested in environmental protection issues and existing problems, and this interest is more of campaign character. – ...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Jul 2012

    Gender Stereotypes in Georgian Media ...

    The research implemented on coverage of gender issues by the expert ofMedia Development Foundation, MDF– Ketevan Mshiladze revealed that Georgian Medi...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Jul 2012

    Media Coverage of Justice Issues ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDFpublishes the results of media monitoring aimed at evaluating of protection of media-ethics and professional standard...See More

  • Posted on: 01 Jun 2012

    Educational/Entertainment Talk Shows and Media Sta ...

    Media Development Foundation publishes new monitoring results. The subjects of the study of the present research were entertainment, social and educat...See More

  • Posted on: 28 May 2012

    Coverage of Persons with Disability by Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF continues publishing media-monitoring results. Today we present the monitoring implemented by the expert - Vakhushti...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Apr 2012

    Comments On the talk show „100 C” ...

    On April 20, 2012 – Friday the talk show „100 C” was broadcasted on TV company Imedi. The main topic of the show was problems of teenagers, accordin...See More

  • Posted on: 22 Feb 2012

    Coverage of Sexual Orientation/Gender Issues by Me ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF publishes the results of media monitoring –Coverage of Sexual Orientation / Gender Issues by Mediacarried out by the...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Feb 2012

    Coverage of Cultural Issues by Georgian Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF presents monitoring results on the theme –Coverage of Cultural Issues by Georgian Media. The monitoring was carried ...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Feb 2012

    Social Theme in News Programs ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF publishes media monitoring report Social Theme in News Programs. The research was implemented by Ketevan Mskhiladze ...See More

  • Posted on: 30 Jan 2012

    TV Informational Policy Monitoring ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF continues publshing the results of the monitoring implemented during the fall period of 2011. We would like to remin...See More

  • Posted on: 26 Jan 2012

    Coverage of Defence and Military Issues by Media ...

    The media monitoring – Coverage of Defence and Military Issues by Georgian Media was implemented by expert George Ckhvitava within the frames of Media...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Jan 2012

    Public Opinion Survey and Media Standard ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF begins to publish further results of media monitoring implemented during the fall, 2011. During the period of furt...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Dec 2011

    Advertising in Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF presents further monitoring results. Today we hand in two reports that have been prepared on the basis of implemen...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Oct 2011

    Coverage of Health Issues by Georgian Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF presents the monitoring results on the issue: Coverage of Health Issues by Georgian Media. The present survey is t...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Oct 2011

    Discussion: Gender and Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF hold the discussion, Gender Stereotypes in Georgian Media, at Frontline Georgia club today. Expert Ketevan Mskhiladz...See More

  • Posted on: 11 Oct 2011

    Gender Stereotypes in Georgian Media ...

    On Wednesday, October 12 at 15.00 o’clock the discussion "Gender Stereotypes in Georgian Media” will be held in club "Frontline Georgia”(Brose str. ...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Sep 2011

    Coverage of children's issues by TV media ...

    Media expert Nino Danelia conducted monitoring within the frames the project of Media Development Foundation , MDF - "Media Monitoring - for Account...See More

  • Posted on: 01 Sep 2011

    Media Coverage of Law on Religion in Georgia ...

    The issue of religious and ethnic tolerance became especially pressing within media and society in summer 2011. The adoption of so called law on rel...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Jul 2011

    Coverage of Sexual Orientation/Gender Issues in Me ...

    Media Development Foundation publishes new results of monitoring conducted under Media Monitoring - for Accountable and Professional Media proj...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Jul 2011

    Court Covering by Georgian Media ...

    How are covered law issues by Georgian media, whether journalists have an appropriate knowledge of covering legal issues or not and what is the level ...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jul 2011

    TV Informational Policy Monitoring ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF within the framework of the Monitoring for Professional Media project supported by the Open Society - Georgia Founda...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Jun 2011

    Gender Stereotypes in Georgian Media ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF implements the project "Media Monitoring for Professional Media,” with the support of Open Society - Georgia Foundat...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Mar 2011

    Media development Foundation became a member of th ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF became a member of the East Partnership Georgian National Platform.     The functions of the national platform:...See More

  • Posted on: 01 Mar 2011

    MDF is implementing media monitoring project ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF with the support of the fund "Open Society – Georgia” from March 1, 2011 began the implementation of the project - "...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Nov 2010

    Training for journalists on legal aid theme N2 ...

    The training for journalists organized by UNDP project "The development of the system of justice for the legal consciousness and increasing the a...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Nov 2010

    Workshop at Ombudsman’s Office ...

    Media Development Foundation organized workshop for the representatives of media on the theme of covering ethnical and religious minority stories at...See More

  • Posted on: 28 Oct 2010

    “Public lawyer” Ninth No. ...

    On October 28 the ninth no. of the newspaper "Public lawyer” was published. In this publication you can find information about the results of the wo...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Sep 2010

    Media discussion on radio station “Green Wave” ...

    The expert of Media Development Foundation, MDF – Keti Mskhiladze participated in radio transmission "Media critics” dedicated to the covering of st...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Jul 2010

    Training for journalists on legal aid theme ...

    The training for journalists organized by UNDP project "The development of the system of justice for the legal consciousness and increasing the access...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Jun 2010

    MDF experts on Ombudsman’s seminar ...

    The seminar – "Tolerance culture in media” for journalists was held in Batumi on June 26-27, 2010.   Representatives of central and regional media...See More

  • Posted on: 30 May 2010

    MDF published practical handbook ...

    Media development Foundation published practical handbook The handbook is published by Media Development Foundation, MDF within the frames of th...See More

  • Posted on: 24 May 2010

    Training for journalists on covering ethnical and ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF arranged the seminar for journalists on the theme of standards of covering the stories of ethnical and religious m...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Feb 2010

    Presentation of the book “Life after War” ...

    The presentation of the book – "Life after War” was arranged at the Cultural center "Muza” on February 23, 2010. The book is presenting essays and d...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Dec 2009

    “Tour of Democracy” for the competition winner you ...

    Media Development Foundation arranged the "Tour of Democracy” for the winner pupils of the competition "Life after war” organized with the support o...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Nov 2009

    The winners of the competition “Life after war” ar ...

    The competition "Life after war” announced for intentialy displaced youths by Media Development Foundation with the support of US Embassy has its wi...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Nov 2009

    Media development Foundation begins media monitori ...

    Media development Foundation begins media monitoring on covering ethnical and religious themes. The monitoring will be implemented within the frame...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Sep 2009

    Informational meeting at schools ...

    The representatives of Media Development Foundation arranged go out meetings at 6 regional public schools of Georgia – at Gori, Qareli, Khashuri, Tser...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Sep 2009

    Competition for IDP youths ...

    Media Development Foundation, MDF announces competition of essays and drawings on the theme - "Life after war”. The opportunity to participate in th...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Nov 2008

    Ethic code for newspaper “PS” ...

    The editorial of Qutaisi newspaper "PS” has a new ethic code. The ceremonial of signing of the code with the participation of local journalists a...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Nov 2008

    The training for “PS” journalists ...

    The experts of Media Development Foundation Khatuna Kveselava, Qeti Mskhiladze and Tamar Khorbaladze arranged training for the journalists of Qutais...See More

Statements

  • Posted on: 10 Sep 2017

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  • Posted on: 17 Aug 2017

    NGOs respond to the case of a Georg

    The signatory organizations respond to facts of persecution of a Georgian civil activist and journalist Tamar Mearakhishvili who lives in Akhalgor...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Aug 2017

    Address of Civil Society Organizati

    To the President of Georgia, To the Parliament of Georgia, To the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) To Special Ra...See More

  • Posted on: 28 Jul 2017

    Georgian CSOs address Vice Presiden

    24 non-governmental organizations based in Georgia address an open letter to the Vice-President of the United States  Dear Vice President Pence, ...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Jul 2017

    NGOs Respond to Prime Minister’s St

    On July 23rd 2017, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili elaborated on the relations between the State and Georgian Orthodox Church at t...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jul 2017

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  • Posted on: 10 Jul 2017

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  • Posted on: 06 Jul 2017

    Statement of the NGOs on the illega

    On July 4th, 2017 Russian occupation forces illegally installed a so-called Border Sign across the occupation line in the Tskhinvali region, in th...See More

  • Posted on: 21 Jun 2017

    The Ruling Party’s Decision about t

    On June 19, the ruling party unveiled its decision to keep the mixed election system for the 2020 parliamentary elections and to replace it with a...See More

  • Posted on: 31 May 2017

    NGOs Respond to Forced Disappearanc

    The undersigned organizations express deep concern about the alleged forced disappearance of the Azerbaijani civil activist and journalist Afgan M...See More

  • Posted on: 31 May 2017

    NGO’s appeal to the Government of G

    The organizations, signing below the present statement, are concerned regarding the process of extradition of Mustafa Emre Chabuk to Turkey, initi...See More

  • Posted on: 16 May 2017

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  • Posted on: 29 Apr 2017

    “No to Phobia” on Zakaria Kutsnashv

    Member organizations of the civil society platform No to Phobia would like to respond to the discriminatory statement of the Member of the Parliamen...See More

  • Posted on: 26 Apr 2017

    “No to Phobia” statement on the att

    Member organizations of the civil society platform No to Phobia would like to respond to the activities of the State Agency for Religious Issues ...See More

  • Posted on: 10 Apr 2017

    Opinion about Constitutional Amendm

    The below signatory organizations are concerned by the initiative presented in the Constitutional Commission for definition of marriage in the Con...See More

  • Posted on: 22 Mar 2017

    Travel grants for participation in

    The Media Development Foundation ​with the support of ​​German Marshal Fund ​providing travel grants for participation in "Lviv Media Forum 2017” – ...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Mar 2017

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  • Posted on: 05 Mar 2017

    Georgian NGOs’ address to the Europ

    To: the Honorable András Sajó President of 4th section of European Court of Human Rights Georgian NGOs’ address to the European Court of Huma...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Mar 2017

    NGOs : The decision made by the Sup

    We are deeply concerned by the decision, made on March 2 by the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Georgia, stating that the owner of Rustavi 2 s...See More

  • Posted on: 21 Feb 2017

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  • Posted on: 13 Feb 2017

    Statement of Media Development Foun

    On Sunday, February 12, Rustavi 2’s weekly program P.S. covered a story about poor condition of public toilets installed by the Tbilisi City Hall,...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Feb 2017

    “No to phobia” statement regarding

    We, member organizations of the "No to phobia” platform, would like to respond to the nomination of the MP Manana Kobakhidze, whose several recent s...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Feb 2017

    Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia

    Today European Union once again recognized the historical aspiration of Georgian people to be part of Europe and reached an agreement on visa libera...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Jan 2017

    Appeal of the No to Phobia Civil Pl

    We would like to express our concern over the fact that on January 17, 2017 First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) dedicated its airti...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Jan 2017

    Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia

    The Georgian Parliament has launched discussions on amending the Constitution. Non-governmental organizations, including members of the Coalition fo...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Jan 2017

    “Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgi

    "Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia” responds to the information made public on January 11, 2017, regarding Georgian government’s decision to agree...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Jan 2017

    The statement of nongovernmental or

    We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, condemn the incident that occurred in the village of Duisi in the municipality of Akhmeta on Janu...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Dec 2016

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  • Posted on: 25 Nov 2016

    The statement of the Coalition for

    The newly elected Parliament is currently deliberating on the formation of the Group of Trust of the Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee. T...See More

  • Posted on: 28 Oct 2016

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  • Posted on: 09 Oct 2016

    Statement of MDF on Interference in

    On October 8-9, during the process of coverage of elections, two more incidents of hindering professional journalistic activities took place in Kuta...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Oct 2016

    Statement of Media Development Foun

    On 8 October, during the parliamentary elections, several representatives of media outlets were prevented from performing their job. In particular: ...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Oct 2016

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  • Posted on: 05 Oct 2016

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  • Posted on: 04 Oct 2016

    Statement by Media Development Foun

    On October 3, 2016, the Media Development Foundation (MDF) released a report Pre-election Media Environment, which among other issues also reviews e...See More

  • Posted on: 26 Sep 2016

    Address of the Civil Platform “No t

    We, the members of the platform "No To Phobia” are addressing the Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission of Georgia regarding the political u...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Sep 2016

    Statement of Non-Governmental Organ

      We, the signatory organizations, once again, express our concern due to physical violence directed towards political opponents and call on law en...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Sep 2016

    The Georgian Public Broadcaster’s e

    The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) plans to conduct exit polls on the election day together with three private TV companies – Imedi, GDS and Ma...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Sep 2016

    Statement of the Civil Platform “No

    We, the signatory non-governmental organizations express our concern regarding a August 23, 2016 racist statement that Mr. Zaza Mamaladze, the Sabur...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Sep 2016

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  • Posted on: 01 Sep 2016

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  • Posted on: 09 Aug 2016

    Statement of the Platform “No to Ph

    The signatory non-governmental organizations express a strong discontent with the request of appointing a referendum on a human rights issue provi...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Jul 2016

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  • Posted on: 23 Jun 2016

    Open letter of Georgian Civil Socie

    Returning Georgia to the European family of nations is a historic mission for our generation. Completing Georgia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic In...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Jun 2016

    MDF's response to Newspress

    On 23 June, the news agency "Newspress” in response of MDF’s report on "Practice of allocating budgetary resources among media for the release of in...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Jun 2016

    NGO’s joint statement

    We, the undersigned organizations intend to provide comments on the information reported by the media regarding the attack on broadcasting company R...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Jun 2016

    MDF’s Appeal to the Georgian PM and

    The Media Development Foundation (MDF) expresses its deep concern over the incident that took place in the Tbilisi international airport in the earl...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jun 2016

    Statement regarding the case of the

    On June 10, the Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld the judgment of the Tbilisi City Court in the case of the Rustavi 2 TV station.  By the decision of ...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Jun 2016

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  • Posted on: 02 Jun 2016

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  • Posted on: 01 Jun 2016

    NGOs: Investigation of Kortskheli i

    We the undersigned organizations consider the investigation of the incident in Kortskheli as ineffective and call on the Ministry of Internal Affair...See More

  • Posted on: 31 May 2016

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  • Posted on: 23 May 2016

    Non-Governmental Organizations’ Sta

    We, the signatory organizations, respond to the rising homophobic violence before and after May 17, 2016 and we urge the state to take immediate ...See More

  • Posted on: 22 May 2016

    NGOs’ statement regarding the physi

    We express extreme concern regarding the violent incident that occurred in village Kortskheli during the local by-election, when the UNM leaders G...See More

  • Posted on: 30 Mar 2016

    CSOs' address to the President of E

    Hon. Mr. Joseph Daul President of European People’s Party  Dear Mr. President, We, the group of civil society representatives of Georgi...See More

  • Posted on: 28 Mar 2016

    MDF statement concerning the action

    On 25 March, speaking live on Pirveli TV company’s program "Daily News by Inga Grigolia,” MP from the Georgian Dream ruling party, Davit Lortkipan...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Mar 2016

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  • Posted on: 15 Mar 2016

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  • Posted on: 11 Mar 2016

    MDF calls upon IPN and other media

    On March 11, the secret video recordings depicting the private life of one of the politician was disseminated through the socia...See More

  • Posted on: 13 Feb 2016

    Response of NGOs comprising the “No

    We, the organizations comprising the "No to Phobia!” platform, are responding to the statements made by Tamar Sanikidze, Minister of Education an...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Feb 2016

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  • Posted on: 04 Feb 2016

    Statement of NGOs on TV company Mae

    On February 2nd shares were reallocated for the television company Maestro; according to the Georgian Public Registry partners Giorgi Gachechiladze ...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Feb 2016

    Statement of the “No to Phobia!” ci

    The "No to Phobia!” civil platform expresses an extremely negative attitude to the draft law initiated in the Parliament of Georgia which envisages ...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Jan 2016

    The statement of the “No to Phobia!

    We, non-governmental organizations comprising the "No to Phobia!” civil platform, condemn the violent action and Armenophobic attitudes displayed ...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jan 2016

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  • Posted on: 18 Dec 2015

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  • Posted on: 06 Dec 2015

    Conflict of Interest in Judicial Ap

    The High Council of Justice has commenced the process of judicial appointments to fill 61 vacant positions in the general courts of Georgia. Under ...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Nov 2015

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  • Posted on: 06 Nov 2015

    Statement regarding the Tbilisi Cit

    On Thursday, November 5, Judge Tamaz Urtmelidze of the Tbilisi City Court issued a ruling to secure the enforcement of the decision regarding the ca...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Nov 2015

    Statement of the Non-Governmental O

    We would like to bring to your attention that on November 5, 2015 judge of the Tbilisi City Court issued unlawful decision firing Rustavi 2’s curr...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Oct 2015

    Statement of NGOs comprising the “N

    On October 23, 2015, after a two-year-long review of the case, the Tbilisi City Court acquitted a clergyman, Father Iotam (Irakli Basilaia), and sev...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Oct 2015

    Statement of NGOs Regarding Recent

    We, the signatory organizations, express our grave concern about the recent developments that are directed against the country’s democratic developm...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Oct 2015

    Address to the National Communicati

    Since 19 October, media union Obiektivi daily airs the footage of torture discovered in Samegrelo. Clearly, denouncing violence and crime is a pub...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Oct 2015

    Statement on the October 19th attac

    The signatory non-governmental organizations condemn the targeted attacks carried out on October 19thon five regional offices of the opposition part...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Oct 2015

    NGOs address International Communit

    We are addressing representatives of the diplomatic corpus accredited in Georgia and the relevant representatives of the EU, OSCE, Council of Euro...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Oct 2015

    On the detention and two-month pre-

    We respond to the arrest of participants of the rally in support of Rustavi 2 TV near the building of Parliament of Georgia as a result of assault o...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Oct 2015

    Assessemnt of recent developments s

    It is extremely disturbing to witness the developments that have unfolded in the recent months around Rustavi 2 – a media outlet with the highest ra...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Sep 2015

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  • Posted on: 21 Sep 2015

    Statement regarding recent developm

    We, the signatory non-governmental organizations, give a strictly negative assessment to the statements made by political officials about the Consti...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Sep 2015

    Statement by the “No to Phobia!” Ci

    This statement is in response to the document published on the official website of the Khulo Municipality – "Report by the "Georgian Dream – Democ...See More

  • Posted on: 31 Aug 2015

    MDF’s Statement on Imedi TV decisio

    Ahead of the forthcoming 2016 parliamentary elections, the developments in Georgian media question the issue of pluralism in media and represent a...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Aug 2015

    Statement of NGOs regarding the sei

    The signatory Non-governmental organizations express concern about current developments regarding the Rustavi 2 TV company’s ownership and a decisio...See More

  • Posted on: 31 Jul 2015

    Appeal of Women’s Movement and Non-

    A report aired on Imedis Kvira program of Imedi TV on 26 July triggered hot discussions lately. The report was about a fact of domestic violence a...See More

  • Posted on: 31 Jul 2015

    A joint statement of NGOs regarding

    We, the signatory organizations, express concern about the decision of the Ministry of Corrections and Probation with regard to Police Colonel Irakl...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Jul 2015

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  • Posted on: 19 Jul 2015

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  • Posted on: 14 Jul 2015

    Joint Statement of Non-governmental

    On the 10th of July 2015, near the village of Orchosani and the territory of Tsitelubani-Khurvaleti, Russian occupation forces shifted the border ...See More

  • Posted on: 13 Jul 2015

    NGOs call on government to undertak

    Excessive concentration of power in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has always been subject to criticism. A comprehensive reform and depoliti...See More

  • Posted on: 09 Jul 2015

    MDF response to the press service o

    On July 8, the Press Service of the Government Administration released a statement in response to the report prepared by Media Development Foundati...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Jul 2015

    NGOs address to Head of the Europea

    The appeal of Georgian Non-governmental Organizations to Ambassador Janos Herman, Head of the European Delegation to Georgia:  "We are addressin...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Jul 2015

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  • Posted on: 03 Jul 2015

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  • Posted on: 23 Apr 2015

    NGOs respond to the events in the G

    We, the signatory organizations, respond to the events that took place in Gurjaani in the recent days, denounce the instances of clear disrespect fo...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Apr 2015

    Joint Statement of NGOs and Media O

    The Parliament of Georgia is planning to adopt with first reading a draft of Amendments to the Criminal Code of Georgia, prepared by the Ministry of...See More

  • Posted on: 16 Apr 2015

    Appeal to the Board of Trustees and

    Coverage of religious rituals by Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) still remains problematic. On April 12, 2015, the GPB provided live transmission...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Mar 2015

    The assessment of the Strategy for

    LEPL State Agency for Religious Issues (hereinafter "the Agency”), which was created by the Government of Georgia to carry out information-gatheri...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Mar 2015

    A joint statement of NGOs regarding

    We, the signatory organizations, condemn the attacks on the offices of the United National Movement and N(N)LE Center for Freedom and Support and th...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Mar 2015

    A statement of NGOs regarding the i

    The signatory organizations respond with concern to the criminal prosecution of the former Mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, and the decisions of the ...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Mar 2015

    Statement of Member Organizations o

    We would like to respond to comments made in the program Qronika on Imedi TV channel by the Minister of Justice, Thea Tsulukiani, on February 18, ...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Mar 2015

    Statement of Media Development Foun

    Media Development Foundation (MDF) condemns the fact of physical assault against Irakli Gedenidze, photo correspondent of the news agency "InterPr...See More

  • Posted on: 11 Feb 2015

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  • Posted on: 02 Feb 2015

    Joint statement of civil society re

    Civil Sector Under Government Pressure in Georgia – A Joint Statement of Georgian Civil Society Organisations. We are concerned by the pressure non...See More

  • Posted on: 26 Jan 2015

    Joint statement of civil society an

    We, the undersigned NGOs, believe that Article 2391 of the amendment proposed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (hereinafter, MIA) to the Crimin...See More

  • Posted on: 10 Jan 2015

    Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” memb

    Several days ago, messages containing threats of physical annihilation of members of NGO Identoba, and its former executive director, Irakli Vacha...See More

  • Posted on: 09 Jan 2015

    Civil Platform “NoToPhobia!” Statem

    Members of platform "NoToPhobia!” are concerned by the threats made against non-governmental organisation Identoba, and its representative, Irakli...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Jan 2015

    Attack on Charlie Hebdo is a terror

    Media Development Foundation (MDF)is deeply concerned about the barbaric attack carried out against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris toda...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Dec 2014

    CSOs react to illegal detention of

    On 12 December 2014,the Department of Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia detained the Director of Institute forDev...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Dec 2014

    MDF, TDI and GDI Demand Investigati

    The Media Development Foundation (MDF), the Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) and the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) express our concern...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Dec 2014

    NGOs and religious organizations d

    On December 2, the non-governmental organizations and religious associations addressed  the Georgian parliament with a Petition requesting to stud...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Nov 2014

    Statement in response to Interpress

    The news agency "Interpressnews" issued a statement  in response to the preliminary findings of survey presented by Media Development Foundation (...See More

  • Posted on: 05 Nov 2014

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  • Posted on: 29 Oct 2014

    The petition of civil platform “No

    We would like to respond to the interview given by the Deputy State Minister of Georgia on Diaspora Issues to the Kviris Palitra newspaper on Octobe...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Oct 2014

    Address of Member organizations of

    We, the nongovernmental organizations united under the civil platform No to Phobia! believe that an alarming tendency of late ofincreased violence ...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Oct 2014

    Joint statement of NGOs concerning

    Non-governmental organizations express deep concern about the recent cases of the violation of the rights of Adjarian Muslims and about the repres...See More

  • Posted on: 21 Oct 2014

    A joint statement of Georgian Democ

    We would like to respond to the events that developed on October 19, 2014, near the house of the Prime Minister of Georgia at the time of the peacef...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Oct 2014

    A joint statement of Georgian Democ

    We would like to respond to the statement made on October 17, 2014, by the Director General of the Rustavi 2 TV station, Nika Gvaramia, on his Faceb...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Oct 2014

    A joint statement of Georgian Democ

    On September 30, 2014, youth association Free Generation carried out an attack on the office of NGO Free Zone as a result of which individual member...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Sep 2014

    Joint Statement on the facts of res

    The undersigned organizations express our concern about the revealed facts of intolerance regarding the opening of boarding school for Muslim studen...See More

  • Posted on: 16 Sep 2014

    Statement of the "No to Phobia!" Ci

    We would like to respond to the report aired on September 14 by the program P.S. of Rustavi 2 TV about the vandal act occurred in Kobuleti on Septem...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Sep 2014

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  • Posted on: 10 Sep 2014

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  • Posted on: 07 Sep 2014

    MDF Statement on the Restriction of

    The Media Development Foundation(MDF) expresses concern over an incident that took place at around 01:00 on 7 September,in which the police prohibit...See More

  • Posted on: 12 Aug 2014

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  • Posted on: 08 Aug 2014

    Joint Statement of NGOs on a discri

    On August 6, the main news program of Georgian Public Broadcaster, Moambe, reported a fatal incident caused by the negligence of parents, which took...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Aug 2014

    Statement of the "No to the Phobia!

    We would like to respond to the incidents that occurred during the latest matches of Chikhura FC, which have damaged not just Georgian sport, but al...See More

  • Posted on: 31 Jul 2014

    NGOs respond to the indictment of t

    NGOs are responding to the indictment of the former President of Georgia by the Chief Prosecutor's Office. Launching of criminal proceedings against...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Jul 2014

    Statement on covering Mariam Kochal

    We would like to respond to speculative coverage of the high-profile murder case of Mariam Kochaladze through media, which periodically emerges outl...See More

  • Posted on: 22 Jul 2014

    Statement of Non-Governmental Organ

    2 July, 2014 During last two days, the group of non-governmental organizations has been examining the incident that took place at the Armenia...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jul 2014

    Joint Statement of Non-governmental

    We would like to react to a fragment from the TV program "Bina -18," aired by GDS TV Studio on July 9, which contained humiliating visualization of ...See More

  • Posted on: 09 Jun 2014

    Statement of MDF re: Pressure again

    We would like to express our concern over the fact of pressure exerted against  Jaba Ananidze, TV-Channel 25 journalist from the side of Medea Vasad...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Jun 2014

    A statement of NGOs regarding the H

    We, the signatory organizations, are responding to the events that developed in connection with the International Hope Festival and believe that int...See More

  • Posted on: 28 May 2014

    A joint statement of NGOs Georgian

    We express deep concern about the attack on Zurab Chiaberashvili and Nodar Ladaria that took place on May 27 and call on the authorities to investig...See More

  • Posted on: 17 May 2014

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  • Posted on: 12 May 2014

    Statement Regarding Homophobic Asse

    We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, express our concern about homophobic assessments which David Darakhvelidze, the Minister of Inte...See More

  • Posted on: 01 May 2014

    Joint statement by MDF, GDI and TDI

    We want to express our concern regarding a report on the arrest of an Iraqi citizen suspected of sexual offence, which was aired in the Moambe news ...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Apr 2014

    Joint Statement about the State Age

    In February 2014 the government of Georgia established the State Agency of Religious Issues. We consider that the mandate of the newly established A...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Apr 2014

    Civil Society and Religious Organiz

    We, the signatories to this statement express our dissatisfaction and criticism towards the Draft Law On The Elimination Of All forms of Discriminat...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Apr 2014

    A statement of NGOs regarding the c

    We, non-governmental organizations, express concern regarding the information disseminated by the family and lawyer of Shalva Tatukhashvili about hi...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Mar 2014

    Revenue Service involves Court, see

    The audit department of theRevenue Servicecontinues its excessive check of TV MR GE, the licensed representative ofNielsenTelevision Audience Measur...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Mar 2014

    Joint Statement on Imedi TV’s Repor

    We express our concern over a report about Georgia's Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, which was aired on Panorama program of Imedi TV company on 23 Mar...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Mar 2014

    Revenue Service has started fining

    The audit department of theRevenue Service(a legal entity of public law operating under theMinistry of Finance of Georgia)continues its inventory ch...See More

  • Posted on: 08 Mar 2014

    Ministry of Finance should not limi

    At the end of February, the audit department of theRevenue Service(a legal entity of public law operating under theMinistry of Finance of Georgia)la...See More

  • Posted on: 26 Feb 2014

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  • Posted on: 27 Jan 2014

    NGOs’ joint statement on GPB

    On January 23 the Parliament of Georgia voted, for the second time, to select the candidates of the Georgian Public Broadcaster's (GPB) Board of Tru...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Jan 2014

    Statement by Georgian NGOs and Civi

    We, the non-governmental organizations and the representativesof the civil society of Georgia are deeply concerned with the violence against the fre...See More

  • Posted on: 24 Jan 2014

    Joint statement of non-governmental

    Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Transparency International – Georgia (TI) and Media Development Foundation (MDF) express their grave concern ov...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Jan 2014

    Joint Statement of NGOs

    Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Transparecy International (TI), Georgian Young Lawyers` Association (GYLA), Media Development Foundation (MDF),...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Dec 2013

    A joint statement of MDF and GDI re

    December 27, 2013 Media Development Foundation (MDF) and Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) express their concern regarding the Board staf...See More

  • Posted on: 20 Dec 2013

    MDF Appeals International Organizat

    20 December, 2013 We would like to express our concern regarding an incident that took place at the Borispol airport, Kiev on December 20,...See More

  • Posted on: 16 Nov 2013

    The Joint Statement of CSOs on the

    The state obligation to ensure individuals' right to adequate housing is often violated in Georgia. The state policy to solve the extreme form of po...See More

  • Posted on: 07 Nov 2013

    A joint statement of civil society

    We, signatories to his statement, once again express our negative attitude to the draft law initiated in the Parliament of Georgia which imposes adm...See More

  • Posted on: 04 Nov 2013

    Joint Statement on Blasphemy Bill

    The below signatory civil society organizations disapprove of the legal draft submitted to the Parliament that, if passed, would sanction statements...See More

  • Posted on: 02 Nov 2013

    Civil society organizations call on

    We, signatories to this statement, express our negative attitude to the legislative initiative on imposing administrative liability for insulting re...See More

  • Posted on: 06 Sep 2013

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  • Posted on: 05 Sep 2013

    Joint Statement on GPB

    GPB should provide main platform for political debates and overcome partisan games   5 September, 2013   Less than two months ahead the presiden...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Aug 2013

    Rights of Muslim population grossly

    On August 26, 2013, in the village of Chela of Adigeni Municipality the Customs Department of the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Geor...See More

  • Posted on: 17 Aug 2013

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  • Posted on: 03 Aug 2013

    MDF regarding the TV story aired by

    MDF statement regarding the TV story  aired by "Qronika" on August 1 Media Development Foundation, MDF expresses its concern reg...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Jul 2013

    MDF Response to Channel 9

    Media Development Foundation, MDF discussed the letter of Channel 9 in which the leadership of the channel’s news service expressed its disagreement w...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Jun 2013

    A joint statement of NGOs regarding

    NGOs make a joint statement about the events that took place yesterday in the village of Samtatskaro and call on the authorities to take effective s...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Jun 2013

    A joint statement of NGOs

    (Regarding the draft Conclusion prepared by the Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration of the Parliament of Georgia about the e...See More

  • Posted on: 16 Jun 2013

    Joint statement of GDI and MDF abou

    We would like to once again turn the public’s attention to the xenophobic statements and assessments that have assumed a dangerous scale in Georgia’...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Jun 2013

    A joint statement of Georgian Democ

    No to xenophobia  (Eradicating ethnic, religious, sexist and homo/transphobic rhetoric in politics and making the Georgian po...See More

  • Posted on: 11 Jun 2013

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  • Posted on: 17 May 2013

    Statement of the Media Development

    Media Development Foundation, MDF once again, calls on media outlets to provide the coverage of May 17 rally against homophobia in accordance with t...See More

  • Posted on: 16 May 2013

    Statement of the Media Development

    May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia and Transophobia. The citizens of many countries across the world organize rallies protesting again...See More

  • Posted on: 13 May 2013

    The Statement of the Media Developm

    MDF addresses the recent alarming trend of media outlets reproducing the unverified information initially disseminated in social networks. The footage...See More

  • Posted on: 04 May 2013

    MDF and ALPE Foundation joint state

    May 4, 2013 We would like to express our strong protest regarding the growing number of immoral facts in social media. The video footage re...See More

  • Posted on: 27 Mar 2013

    A Joint Statement by Media Developm

    The Media Development Foundation (MDF) and Alpe Foundation express concern about a report aired on 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00 news programs of Rustav...See More

  • Posted on: 18 Mar 2013

    A dangerous tendency in the pubic s

    The Media Development Foundation, MDF is concerned about frequent instances of reporting personal information through media outlets.  Especially ...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Mar 2013

    MDF statement regarding the fact of

    We believe, that public attention should be focused on the very threatening precedents observed in Georgian media resources concerning the fact...See More

  • Posted on: 15 Jan 2013

    Media Development Foundation, MDF s

    Media Development Foundation, MDF is concerned by the fact of releasing and covering in media on January 14 of video materials concerning crimina...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Nov 2012

    Media Development Foundation, MDF S

    Media Development Foundation, MDF expresses its concern over the statements regarding media, made by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili at the press c...See More

  • Posted on: 03 Oct 2012

    Media Development Foundation, MDF S

    Media Development Foundation, MDF condemns promotion of violence in any forms by media and remarks against such media activities that may promote vi...See More

  • Posted on: 28 Sep 2012

    Media Development Foundation, MDF S

    During last days Georgian televisions are permanently airing some of the materials downloaded from new media means in the form of audio and video reco...See More

  • Posted on: 19 Sep 2012

    Media Development Foundation, MDF S

    Media Development Foundation, MDF joins Georgian society and expresses concern regarding the terrible facts revealed within the penitentiary system, r...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Jul 2012

    Media Development Foundation, MDF S

    Media Development Foundation, MDF expresses its concern for the fact of the robbery in the studio "Monitori”. We believe that the existence of the stu...See More

  • Posted on: 25 Apr 2012

    Comments On the talk show „100 C”

    On April 20, 2012 – Friday the talk show „100 C” was broadcasted on TV company Imedi. The main topic of the show was problems of teenagers, accordin...See More

  • Posted on: 29 Jun 2011

    Media Development Foundation, MDF S

    Media Development Foundation, MDF files a complaint to self-regulatory bodies of TV companies Imedi and Georgian Public Broadcasting, GPB on...See More

  • Posted on: 23 Oct 2010

    Media Development Foundation, MDF a

    Media Development Foundation expresses the worry about the incident happened at the territory of "Lilo” fair on October 21 where the members of the ...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Mar 2010

    MDF announcement on simulated news

    The so called "Special coverage” aired on the TV company "Imedi” on March 13, 2010 presenting modeled eventual Russian Federation military intervent...See More

  • Posted on: 14 Sep 2009

    Competition for IDP youths

    Media Development Foundation, MDF announces competition of essays and drawings on the theme - "Life after war”. The opportunity to participate in th...See More

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Newsletters

No to Phobia!

2016 Newsletters can be found on the following link

2015
#5 (60) 16 October- 15 November
#4 (59) 15 September - 15 October #3 (58), 15 August - 15 September
# 2 (57), 15 July -15 August#1(56), 15 June- 15 July
#14 (54), 7-19 April#13 (53), 30 March-6 April

#12 (52), 23-29 March#11 (51), 16-22 March

#10 (50), 9-15 March#9 (49), 2-8 March

#8 (48), 23 February -2 March#7(47), 16-22 February

#6 (46), 9-15 February#5(45), 2-8 February

#4(44), 26 January - 1 February#3(43),19-25 January

#2 (42), 12-18 January#1 (41), 29 December, 2014 - 11 January, 2015


2014

#40, 22-29 December#39, 15-21 December
#38, 8-14 December#37, 1-7 December
#36, 24-30 November#35, 17-23 November
#34, 10-16 November#33, 3-9 November
#32, 27 October- 2 November#31, 20-26 October
#30, 13-19 October#29, 5-12 October
#28, 29 September - 5 October
#26, 15-21 September#25, 8-14 September
#24, 25 August -7 September#23, 18-24 August
#22, 4-17 August#21, 21 July-3 August
#20, 7-20 July#19, 30 June -6 July
#18, 19-29 June #17, 9-15 June
#16, 2-8 June#15, 26 May-1 June
#14, 19-25 May#13, 12-18 May
#12, 5-11 May#11, 28 April-4 May
#10, 21-27 April #9, 14-20 April


Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgian Media, 2013

#16, 29 July – 15 August#15, 15-28 July

#14, 8-14 July#13, 1-7 July

#12, 24-30 June#11, 17-23 June

#10, 10-16 June#9, 3-9 June

#8, 27 May – 2 June#7, 20-26 May

#6, 13-19 May#5, 6-12 May

#4, 29 April -5 May#3, 16-19 April

#2, 22-28 April#1, 15-21 April


Researches and reports

Reports

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

MDF Report of 2014

Media receiving funding  from State Budget - unequal conditions  for news agencies (online media)

Media Ethics in Armenia: Practice and Challenges

Media Ethics in Armenia: Practice and Challenges, 2014 (Available in Russian)



MDF's library

  • Monitoring of the activities of ultra-nationalist groups on the Facebook ahead of Georgian March

    The leader of movement Nationals (Erovnulebi) announced the Georgian March on the Aghmashenebeli Avenue on 14 July, to voice their protest against illegal foreigners. Under illegal foreigners, the organizers of the march meant representatives of concrete nationalities – Iranians, Arabs, Africans and others and called on them to leave the territory of Georgia. Organizers of the march also demanded the toughening of immigration law. They tried to mobilize public via social media. The Media De... See More

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  • Kremlin Influence Index, 2017

    Kremlin Influence Index is a quantitative tool, designed by the group of think tanks from Eastern and Central Europe to measure the ability of the government of Russian Federation to influence on information space of other countries to achieve its goals. This Report contains the results of pilot measurement of the Index in Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Dedicated to experts on psychological security, public officials, media experts, journalists, stratcom units and other s... See More

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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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  • Women of the Past – Example for the Future

    The aim of the project, "Women of the Past – Example for the Future,” is to better inform society about female public figures of various epochs and based on historical examples, to promote the gender equality and highlight a special role of media in this process. In this regard, the Georgian media of the 19th and 20th centuries represent a valuable source of information. It provides the society with the opportunity to learn how the Georgian press covered activities of women and what women t... See More

  • Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georgian Media, 2013

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