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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: 08 Sep 2016

GNCC upheld the complaintfiled by MDF against Palitra TV

On September 8, 2016 the Georgian National Communications Commission upheld the complaint filed by Media Development Foundation against Palitra TV. The Commission established that the broadcaster violated the Law on Broadcasting and the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters while discussing the complaint within the Self-Regulatory Body - In particular, the parties were not invites at the initial stage of discussion on the complaint within the Self-Regulatory Body, appeal body did not informed the parties about the need of more than 30 days term for making decision and Appeals Commission did not discuss all the circumstances mentioned in the complaint. 

Base on MDF's complaint, National Communications Commission started discussing the case of procedural violations on September 1. 

The decision made by the Self-Regulatory Appeals Body of the TV Company about upholding the NGO's complaint became known for the claimants - Media Development Foundation (MDF), Union Safari, Identoba, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) and Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) on the same day, September 1, after 4 months of filing the complaint. 

Appeal Commission established that by airing a program "With Palavandishvili – Me and Society School Subject” on February 28, the TV channel violated the first paragraph of Article 32 (impartiality) of the Code of Conduct of Broadcasters, as well as articles 17 (1,2) and 33, because there was no broad spectrum of participants in the program and hate speech and discrimination was manifested.

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