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

If  a broadcaster breaches the Code of Conduct, apply to us through filling out a provided questionnaire and the Media Development Foundation, MDF will present your complaint in a broadcaster's self-regulation body.
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HATE SPEECH, 2017

In partnership with the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) and with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Media Development Foundation (MDF) participates in the implementation of the Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness (PITA) Program. Within the framework of the program, Media Development Foundation (MDF) conducts media monitoring with the aim to reveal hate speech and its sources in media and public discourse.
 
The present report covers the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. The subjects of monitoring were media outlets as well as other sources – politicians, clergy, civil organizations and representatives of society. 
 
The first part of the report provides key findings and methodology of the study, overview of hate speech regulations. The second part of the report presents total quantitative data by types of hate speech, while the third part discusses sources of hate speech and messages. The final part provides profiles of main sources of hate speech.

Author: TAMAR KINTSURASHVILI

Researcher: TINA GOGOLADZE

Data processing: MARIAM TSUTSKIRIDZE

Monitoring by TAMAR GAGNIASHVILI, SOPHO GOGADZE, KHATIA LOMIDZE, ROMAN BAINDURASHVILI, MARIAM GELASHVILI

Designed by
BESIK DANELIA, IBDESIGN 

Link: HATE SPEECH, 2017