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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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INFORMING ETHNIC MINORITIES ON GEORGIA’S EURO-ATLANTIC INTEGRATION

The aim of the study was to identify the level of awareness of Euro-Atlantic integration issues among citizens of the regions densely populated by ethnic minorities.

Towards this end, main sources of information in Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions were identified and messages of these media sources, fomenting anti-Western sentiments were studied. The study also analyzed the compliance of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) with its legal obligation to inform ethnic minorities on issues of Euro-Atlantic integration. The study involved focus groups of minorities’ attitudes towards sources of information, media messages and the GPB coverage.

A mixed methodology was used, which included desk research, media content analysis and focus group discussions.

The report starts with the review of the methodology and key finding followed by an overview of sources of information in Part I; Part II focuses on messages spread by Russian TV channels and attitudes towards these messages; Part III analyzes the GPB’s content-related legal obligations, the compliance with it and media coverage. The final part of the study provides recommendations.

The study was conducted within the framework of the project "Informing Ethnic Minorities on Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Integration” supported by the Open Society Georgia Foundation.

Authors: TAMAR KINTSURASHVILI, SOPO GELAVA, ANA CHITALADZE

Monitors: TAMAR GAGNIASHVILI, KHATIA LOMIDZE, MARIAM TSKHOVREBASHVILI, SOPO CHKHAIDZE

Media monitoring and focus group data processing: MARIAM TSUTSKIRIDZE

Link: INFORMING ETHNIC MINORITIES ON GEORGIA’S EURO-ATLANTIC INTEGRATION

INFORMING ETHNIC MINORITIES ON GEORGIA’S EURO-ATLANTIC INTEGRATION by Media Development Foundation on Scribd

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