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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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Practice of Imposing Administrative Sanctions on the Coverage of Public Opinion Polls in the Pre-election Period, 2016

This monitoring report reflects the practice of responding by the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) and courts to violations of the legislative requirements for the coverage of public opinion polls in the period preceding the 2016 parliamentary elections. 

The monitoring rests on the analysis of documents which include materials requested from the GNCC and the pre-election media monitoring reports of Media Development Foundation (MDF) which, inter alia, analyses the coverage of public opinion poll results by broadcast and online media outlets. 

Although the legislative requirements became obligatory on 8 June, i.e. upon the launch of pre-election campaign, this report covers the period between 22 July and 8 October because the GNCC started to take administrative actions against broadcasters after 22 July, that is the day it warned broadcasters about the necessity to observe the requirements of the law.

Author: Mariam Pataridze 

Editor: Tamar Kintsurashvili

Link: Practice of Imposing Administrative Sanctions on the Coverage of Public Opinion Polls  in the Pre-election Period, 2016