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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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Posted on: 23 Mar 2015

Five NGOs have submitted a report on Minority Rights to UPR

On March 22, 2015 five non-governmental organizations - United Association of Georgia (UNAG), Media Development Foundation (MDF), Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI and European Center of Minority Issues (ECMI) submitted a report on Minority Rights in Georgia to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

The organizations express concerns and provide recommendations regarding the following issues:

  • Failure of the Government to investigate incidents of religious violence against religious minorities;
  • Infringement of Autonomy of Religious Organizations by the newly established State Agency on Religious Affairs;
  • Religious Indoctrination at Schools and breach of neutrality in academic teaching; failure of the Government to return places of worship to their true owners;
  • Manifestation of hate speech, xenophobia and homophobia by high ranking political officials and politicians;
  • Improper self-regulation mechanisms in media and manifestation of hate speech on the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB);
  • Access of information in minority languages and ensuring minority voices to be heard on GPB;
  • Ensuring repatriationof deported Meskhetians;
  • Integration of Roma population in society.

The UPR was created through the resolution60/251 of UN Human Rights Council in 2006 and reviews the human rights records of all UN Member States.

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