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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.

About us


The Media Development Foundation, MDF, is a non-governmental organization aiming to promote: 
  • Fundamental human rights and freedoms; Open, inclusive and pluralistic society; 
  • Professional and institutional development of media; Establishment of media accountability and self-regulation mechanisms; 
  • Critical thinking in a new media ecosystem and resilience building of citizens’ through conscious media consumption; 

About organization

Established in April 2008 by a group of professional journalists, the Media Development Foundation, MDF, is a non-governmental, non-entrepreneurial (non commercial) organization aiming to promote:

  • Fundamental human rights and freedoms; Open, inclusive and pluralistic society; 
  • Professional and institutional development of media; Establishment of media accountability and self-regulation mechanisms; 
  • Critical thinking in a new media ecosystem and resilience building of citizens’ through conscious media consumption; 

 MDF launched its fact-checking and myth debunking platform - Myth Detector – in 2014, to uncover truth behind the lies, explore hidden agendas, raise the level of media literacy and inform both people and institutions of Georgia about the impacts of disinformation.

Since November 2019, Myth Detector is a verified signature of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute, working alongside with 100 fact-checkers from more than 70 countries around the world and member of #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance and WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub.

In September 2020, Myth Detector partnered up with Facebook to fight against misinformation in the framework of Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program. Myth Detector reviews and rats the accuracy of content aiming to improve the quality and authenticity of stories in the News Feed. When rated false, Facebook shows the story lower in News Feed, significantly reducing its distribution and warning people who see the post or try to share the post that it has been marked as false. Facebook pays Myth Detector to perform this service for them but it has no say or influence over what Myth Detector fact-checks or what the conclusions are, nor does it want to.

Since 2016, MDF is cooperating with EUvsDisinfo - the flagship project of the European External Action Service’s East StratCom Task Force and is a member of the Open Information Partnership (OIP) bringing together think tanks, fact-checkers, independent media and grassroots organisations to support efforts to counter hostile information influence operations.

MDF's 2021 Portfolio

Annual Report 2020

MDF's 2020 Portfolio

MDF's Charter

Program Directions

The educational, research and advocacy directions of the Media Development Foundation entail the following activities:

  • Education: Media literacy, professional development of journalists, cooperation with academia and teachers through trainings and training resources;

  • Research: Fact-checking, researching hate speech and anti-Western propaganda, identification and analysis of malign actors, researching the coordinated inauthentic behaviour (CIB) on social media, researching the financial transparency of media. 

  • Advocacy: Advocating the rights of journalists and media consumers, as well as policy issues.

Board members

 Tamar Kintsurashvili,  Executive Director


 Tamar Khorbaladze, Chair of the Board


Ketevan Mskhiladze, Board Member Director, Gender Program


 Tamar Shamili, Board Member


 Giga Zedania, Board Member, Ilia State University


 Beka Mindiashvili, Board Member, Tolerance Center of the Public Defender's Office


 Levan Giorgadze, Board Member


Our team

Tamar Kintsurashvili, Executive Director

Tamar Khorbaladze, Chairperson of the Board

Mariam Pataridze, Lawyer

Khatia Lomidze, Media Researcher

Tamar Gagniashvili, Media Researcher

Tinatin Gogoladze, Media Monitoring Group Director

Nutsa Zhghenti,Coordinator

Mariam Akhalkatsi, Communications and Social Media Manager

Zviad Mzhavanadze, Regional Coordinator

Mariam Tsutskiridze, Media Researcher

Sopo Gogadze, Media Researcher
Maiko Ratiani, Duty Editor
Sandro Gigauri, English Content Editor
Nika Shekeladze, Researcher
Mariam Dangadze, Researcher
Mariam Talakhadze, Researcher
Ani Kistauri, Researcher





Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct of Media Development Foundation (MDF)

Employees of Media Development Foundation (MDF), or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, performing work for MDF or on its behalf, are expected to act lawfully, honestly, ethically, and in the best interests of the organization while performing duties on its behalf. 

Respect in the workplace

All employees of MDF should respect their colleagues. No discrimination on any ground or harassment in interpersonal relations is allowed. 


All employees must demonstrate integrity and professionalism in the workplace. All employees should fulfill their job duties with respect toward stakeholders and the community and complete their duties with skill and in a timely manner. Management mustn’t abuse their authority. 
Employees should try not to disrupt the workplace or present obstacles to their colleagues’ work.Employees should follow their schedules. 
Exceptions from standard working hours are subject of negotiation between employee and administration. 

Protection of Company Property

All employees should treat MDF’s property, material or intangible, with respect and care. They shouldn’t misuse organization’s equipment andrespect all kinds of incorporeal property, including trademarks, copyright and reports and any information produced by MDF. Employees should use them only to complete their job duties.

Confidential information

MDF’s business information is a valuable asset that everyone must protect. MDF’s Personnel are required to use confidential information of organization for business purposes only and must always keep such information in strict confidence. This concerns confidential information of third parties that we have received under non-disclosure agreements.

Conflict of interest

Employees should avoid any personal, financial, political or other interests that might hinder MDF’s integrity and their capability or willingness to perform their job duties. Employees should not advocate or campaign for any political candidates.

Open & Honest Corrections Policy

Employees should correct a mistake immediately once they learn about it. Correction is done clearly and transparently in line with the corrections policy, seeking so far as possible to ensure that readers see the corrected version.


All employees should read and follow our MDF’s policies. If they have any questions, they should ask administration.

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