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Self-regulation

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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About us

About us

The Media Development Foundation, the MDF, was established in April 2008 by a group of professional journalists.

The MDF is set to protect freedom of speech and expression; advocate for human rights;  to debunk disinformation and promote media literacy; promote ethical journalism, media accountability and transparency, diverse media reporting, gender equality and inclusive society; encourage youth initiatives and civil activism.

The Media Development Foundation conducts research and educational activities, including fact-checking of disinformation and media literacy programs. MDF is involved in advocacy; organizes trainings, meetings, public discussions, creative competitions; publishes educational and professional literature; produces media products and holds educational campaigns; mobilizes youth for their involvement in civil and educational activities.

MDF was named as Supporter of Tolerance for 2014 by Religious Council of the Public Defender Office.

Activities

Ongoing

  • Empowering Youth to Combat Misinformation around C

    Donors: UNICEF, USAID Budget: 138,830 GEL Duration: April - September 2022 The Media Development Foundation (MDF), in partnership wi...See More

  • Media Literacy Sector Mapping in Georgia, Moldova

    Donors: British Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Black Sea Trust, a Project of the German Marshall Fund of the US, Foreign Ministry of L...See More

  • Minority Language Social Media Monitoring on Confl

    Donor: Internews Network Budget: 29,860 $ Duration: May 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022 The project envisages Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian lang...See More

  • Facebook's Third-Party Fact-Checking Program

    Program: Facebook's Third-Party Fact-Checking Program Donor: Facebook Ireland Limited Budget:  ▪ 171,200 $ ((September - December, 2020);  ...See More

  • Myth Detector Lab for Media Literacy

    Donor: Deutsche Welle Akademie  Budget:   24,998 EUR  Duration: 15 February, 2021 - 15 November, 2021  The Media Development Foundation (MDF) ...See More

  • “Monitoring the content and measuring the effectiv

    Project: "Monitoring the content and measuring the effectiveness of Russian disinformation and propaganda campaigns in selected Former Soviet Union St...See More

  • Media Literacy Youth Lab for Responsible Media Con

    Project: Media Literacy Youth Lab for Responsible Media Consumption Donor: U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi Budget: 299,930.00 USD Duration: September 1, 20...See More

Past

  • EaP Media Hub

    Donor: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Budget:   8,310 EUR  Duration: September –December 2021 Media Development Foundation (MDF) in cooperat...See More

  • Video Blog Series - Memory

    Project: Video Blog Series - Memory Donor: Zinc Network Budget: £ 5000 Duration: January-March, 2021 The project aims to increase public awar...See More

  • Enhancing resilience of Civil Society in Georgia a

    Donor: The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs; USAID Partnering: European Values Center for Security Policy (EVC); Media Development Foundation (MDF...See More

  • Media Literacy Goes Public

    Project: Media Literacy Goes Public Donor: The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (Germany) Implementing Organizations:...See More

  • Gender Barometer - Monitoring sexist speech during

    Project: Gender Barometer - Monitoring sexist speech during pre-election period Donor: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner: Union S...See More

  • Global Hackathon for Developing Tech Solutions to

    Project: Global Hackathon for Developing Tech Solutions to MIOs Donor: Open Information Partnership; Zinc Network   Partner: Forset  Budget: £ 26...See More

  • Combating COVID-19 Disinformation beyond Occupatio

    Project: Combating COVID-19 Disinformation beyond Occupation Line Donor: Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation/ German Marshall Fund of the United...See More

  • German-Georgian Journalists exchange program - "Fi

    Project: German-Georgian Journalists exchange program - "Fighting Fake”  Donor: The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Implementing org...See More

  • Prevention of and Responding to Radicalizing Narra

    Project: Prevention of and Responding to Radicalizing Narratives in Georgia Donor: Hedayah Budget: 77 448 EUR Duration: December 2019 - April 2021 ...See More

  • MEDIA LITERACY: BOTTOM-UP. New approaches and stro

    Project: MEDIA LITERACY: BOTTOM-UP. New approaches and stronger stakeholders for promotion of media literacy in the post-Soviet states  Donor: T...See More

  • German-Georgian Journalists exchange program - “F

    Project: German-Georgian Journalists exchange program - "Fighting Fake”  Donor: The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Implementing org...See More

  • Myth Detector Lab for Media Literacy

    Donor: Deutsche Welle Akademie  Budget: 30, 554 EUR  Duration: 15 February - 15 November, 2019  The Media Development Foundation (MDF) with th...See More

  • Enhancing and sharing lessons learnt in resilience

    Project: Enhancing and sharing lessons learnt in resilience and self-protection capability of civil society in Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova Donor:...See More

  • Promoting Media Literacy and Critical Thinking in

    Donor: Embassy of the Netherlands in Tbilisi Budget: 374,680 GEL Terms: 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2020 The project idea is t...See More

  • Myth Detector Lab for Media Literacy

    Donor: Deutsche Welle Akademie Budget: 30, 554 EUR Duration: 15 February - 15 November, 2018   Media Development Foundation (MDF) with...See More

  • Research on Needs and Information Sources of Musli

    Donor: Hedayah- International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism Partner: Georgian Institutional Development Center (GIDC) ...See More

  • Myth Detector to Inform Citizens and Strengthening

    Donor: East-West Management Institute (EWMI) Partners: TV Pirveli, Businesscontract Budget: $ 49 980,00 Timeline: March 10 - November 10, 2017 ...See More

  • Myth Detector Lab for Media Literacy

    Donor: Deutsche Welle Akademie Budget: 28,360 EUR Duration: 1 March - 1 December, 2017   Media Development Foundation (MDF) with the p...See More

  • Kremlin Influence Index

    Donor: Detector Media, German Marshall Fund Budget: USD 4,605 Timeline: January - May 2017 Media Development Foundation (MDF) with the par...See More

  • Electronic Services and New Media Possibilities fo

    Donor: The Embassy of the United States of America to Georgia Budget: $ 20, 770 Terms: August 1 , 2016 - May 30 , 2017. The Media ...See More

  • Myth Detector

    Donor: The Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) Budget: $ 10 000 Terms: July 1, 2016 – December 1, 2016 Media Development Founda...See More

  • Transparent and Accountable Media for Enhancing De

    Donor: Embassy of the Netherlands in Tbilisi Budget EUR 79 990 Terms: 1 December 2015 - 1 December 2016 The project aims at fostering and prom...See More

  • Georgian Media Market: Emerging Trends and Policy

    Donor: East West Management Institute (EWMI) Budget: $13,000. Terms: 15 October, 2015 - 15 June, 2016. The goals of the project areto create a ...See More

  • Media Monitoring

    Donor: National Endowment for Democracy – NED Budget:$39 000 Terms: 1 October, 2015 – 1 October, 2016 The Media Development Foundation (MDF)...See More

  • Debunking Myths and Informing the Public on Euro-A

    Donor: East West Management Institute (EWMI) Budget: $78,870. Terms: July 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016. The Media Development Foundation, throug...See More

  • Tour of Democracy: from Elections to Institutions

    Donor: Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings Budget: 54 430 GEL Timeline: 15.06.2015-15.12.2015 Project  Tour...See More

  • Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness (PI

    Implemented by the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) Donor organization: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID...See More

  • Women for Change

    Donor: Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings Budget: 57, 595 GEL Timeline: 25.10.2014-25.04.2015 Media Development Fou...See More

  • International Seminar "International Media Ethics

    Organizer: CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ETHICS -CIME Host in Georgia: Media Development Foundation -MDF Partners:  Ilia State University, UN ...See More

  • Media studies - for professional and accountable m

    Donor: Open Society Foundation Georgia Budget: $34, 448 Timeline: 01.02. 2011 - 10.09.2014 Media Development Foundation implements the pr...See More

  • Leader Women for the Democratic Governance

    Donor: Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings Budget: 43, 570 GEL Timeline:11.04.2014-10.06.2014 Media Development Foun...See More

  • Combating Xenophobia & Discrimination in Georgia’s

    Donors: United Nations Association of Georgia, UNAG and the United State Agency for International Development, USAID Total Budget of the p...See More

  • Professional Detector of Media: Facts and Myths ab

      Donor: Open Society Foundation Georgia Budget: $ 26, 865 Timeline:1.05.2014 -30.11.2014 Media Development Foundation implements the project ...See More

  • Diversity Sunday School for minority students

      Donor: Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia Budget: 19, 000 GEL Timeline:17.02.2014-30.09.2014 Within the framework of the project supported by...See More

  • Women from the Past – Example for the Future

    Donors: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and Georgian National Commission for UNESCO Budget: $ 15, 000 ...See More

  • Monitoring Hate Speech and Discrimination in Georg

    Donors: United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) and the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), the United States Agency for International De...See More

  • Successful Elections - Sustainable Democracy

    Donor: Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings Implementing organization: In cooperation with the MDF, ALPE foundation B...See More

  • The development of the system of justice - media c

    Donor: UNDP Partners: radio "Green Wave”, newspaper "24 Hour” Budget: $ 31, 285. Timeline: 15.02.2010 – 31.12.2010 The development of the syste...See More

  • Preventing Ethnically and Religiously Offensive Te

    Donors: The United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG), Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), the United States Agency for International Develop...See More

  • Youth Competition – Supporting Civil Integration o

    Donor: U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission small grants program Budget: $ 18, 561 Timeline: 01.08.2009 – 31.01.2010 The goal of the project:suppor...See More

  • Code of Ethics for regional media

    Donor: Open Society Georgia Foundation Partner:newspaper "PS” Budget: $ 1, 600. Timeline: 01.08.2008 – 31.10.2008 The goal of the project:to ...See More

Annual Reports

Success stories

Media self-regulation

  • Case of Rustavi 2 TV channel

    On 29 May, the self-regulatory body of Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company satisfied the complaint lodged by the Union of Muslims of Georgia, the Media...See More

  • Case of newspaper Rezonansi

    Charter of Journalistic Ethics upheld a complaint of Media Development Foundation (MDF) and Tolerance and Discrimination Institute (TDI) vs. Rezonan...See More

  • Case of online-portal Ambebi.ge

    On July 29,the editorial board of the internet portal Ambebi.geresponded to the joint statement of non-governmental and religious organizationsconc...See More

  • Case ofImedi TV

      On 26 March, the editorial board of Panorama program on Imedi TV channel responded to a joint statement of MDF, GDI and TDI regarding the discrim...See More

Campaigns

  • New Campaign: Georgia should stand up to the Kreml

    A new campaign is calling on Georgia to fight back against the Kremlin’s manipulation of World War II history and commemorate the end of the war on 8t...See More

  • No to Phobia!

      Civil Society platform No to Phobia! was established by 13 non-governmental organizations on May 7, 2014. The purpose of the platform: To enabl...See More

  • Information campaign to promote women's participat

    Following awareness raising activities were conducted within the framework of this campaign: ·Rotating exhibition Women from the Past - Example fo...See More

Competition winners

  • Contest "Women for Changes"

      Winners of the contest "Women for Change" - 10 bloggers and 10 leader women were revealed on April 18, 2015. Jury members:  ...See More

  • Media competition for Diversity School

      Winners of the media competition for Diversity School students were revealed on October 22, 2014. Jury members: Davit Paichadze -Ilia State Un...See More

  • Tolerance Award 2014

    Media Development Foundation - MDF, Ilia State University and United Nations Association of Georgia - UNAG have established an annual Award of Toler...See More

  • My Leader Woman

    Winners of the contest "My leader Woman" - 10 bloggers and 10 leader women were revealed on June 19, 2014. Jury members:  Ketevan Mskhiladze - ...See More

  • Life after War

    Winners of the competition "Life after war” announced for internally displaced youths were revealed on 25 November, 2009.  Jury members:  T...See More

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Contact us

34/36 Kobuleti St.

Entrance I, Floor 4, Apartment # 5

0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Tel:
995 32/ 2 11 20 26 
E-mail: info@mdfgeorgia.ge; mdfgeo@gmail.com
 
Executive Director - Tamar Kintsurashvili
E-mail: tamar@mdfgeorgia.ge