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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.

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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 reviewed by FPU expert Jean-Marie Coat.

Prime time news programs of the following TV channels were selected as monitoring subjects: the Georgian Public Broadcaster (Moambe at 20:00), Rustavi 2 (Kurieri at 21:00), Imedi (Kronika at 20:00), Maestro (Kontakti at 20:00), Kavkasia (Dges at 20:30), Tabula (Focus at 19:00), GDS (20/30 at 20:30). From 1 June the list was extended to include TV Obiektivi as this TV channel launched its news program (Akhali Ambebi at 19:30) on 16 May.

The monitoring subjects in online media are: Inter Press News (IPN), PiA, Netgazeti, Pirveli Radio, Marshalpress.

The monitoring is conducted on the cases of use of hate speech by political subjects and against them, as well as gender representation of political subjects in media and gender discrimination.

The present report covers the period from April 1 to October 15.

Publication Data:
September 2016
Authors: Tamar Khorbaladze, Tina Gogoladze
Peer review: Jean Marie Coat, FPU expert
Researchers: Tamar Gagniashvili, Sopho Gogadze, Khatia Lomidze, Roman Baindurashvili, Tamar Sopromadze, Tina Gogoladze, Irakli Tskhadadze, Mariam Tsutskiridze, Natia Gogelia, Natia Gogolashvili, Dali Kurdadze
Editor: Tamar Kintsurashvili
Link: Hate Speech and Gender Representation, 2016

Hate Speech and Gender Representation, 2016 

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