The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of State Department published International Religious Freedom Report for 2016.
The annual report to Congress provides a detailed and factual overview of the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories.
While describing the situation in Georgia, the report provides the results of the media monitoring conducted by NGO Media Development Foundation. According to the report, the NGO Media Development Foundation (MDF) documented at least 69 instances of religiously intolerant remarks in national media.
"From January to October, the most recent period for which data was available, the MDF documented at least 69 instances of religiously intolerant statements on TV, online, and printed media by media representatives, political parties, clergy, public organization, and others. The instances included 31 "Islamophobic” or "Turkophobic” statements related to the construction of new mosques, 18 anti-Catholic statements in connection with the pope’s visit, six statements against the Jehovah’s Witnesses, three against the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia, and 11 against other religious groups" - reads the document.