Think tank

მედიის განვითარების ფონდი

Media Development Foundation ‒ MDF

Tbilisi, Georgia

Media Development Foundation (MDF) is a leading Georgian NGO in media monitoring, research and communication, specialized in detecting and verifying fake media content. With its well-established media literacy programs and experienced fact-checkers, MDF aims to promote critical thinking in media consumers and to raise awareness on the importance of fighting fake news. MDF examines manipulative media content from various directions: 1) Information influence activities by foreign country (direct propaganda by Russian government sponsored media and indirect anti-Western propaganda by cloaked media outlets); 2) Domestic political propaganda (coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB) in social network); 3) Spread of false information for economic purposes (click bait web-pages).

Contact details

Website:
http://www.mdfgeorgia.ge/eng/home/

Address:
34/36 Kobuleti Street, 4th Floor, Apartment # 5, Tbilisi, Georgia. Zip code 0179

Country:
Georgia

Sub-region:
Western Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Georgia, Neighbouring countries
Operating languages
Armenian , Azerbaijani , English , Georgian

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2008
Age (years)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 13
Georgia average
 17
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2020): Ms. Tamar Kintsurashvili
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Ms. Tamar Kintsurashvili
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2016): Tamar Kintsurashvili
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2019
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 18
Georgia average
 22
Global average
 120

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 406
Georgia average
 99
Global average
 6,666
Financials
2018
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 $371,506
Georgia average
 $685,753
Global average
 $60,523,670

Social

Likes (2019)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 11,570
Georgia average
 7,164
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 7,454
Twitter
Followers (2019)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 112
Georgia average
 761
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2016)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 73
Subscribers (2019)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 47
Georgia average
 144
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2016)
მედიის განვითარების ფონდი
 29

Data notes

Last updated: 20/05/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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