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Statements

In this section you will find the statements signed or initiated by the Independent Journalism Center (IJC) and other media NGOs in Moldova. Our organization reacts whenever the rights of media representatives are violated or threatened and asks the competent authorities to take appropriate measures.

Statements

Non-governmental organizations working in the media field are concerned with the exclusion of some television channels from the retransmission grids of some service providers or their transfer into other packages offered to consumers and request that the activity of the companies retransmitting television signals be regulated according to the national legislation and good European practices in...

Moldovan media NGOs are concerned with the violence practised by the Ukrainian special forces that resulted in injuring journalists who were covering the protests in Kiev city center, and are harshly condemning such actions, which are in contradiction with all international standards.  

Media NGOs firmly condemn the improper behavior of Communist Party Member of Parliament Iurie Muntean in his relations with the press and ask that he apologize to the journalist he intimidated. During the Parliamentary session on Thursday 21 November 2013, MP Muntean verbally abused and publicly threatened Dumitrita Ciuvaga, a journalist from station Publika TV, to express his dissatisfaction...

Media NGOs are asking the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor’s Office to thoroughly investigate the case of threats against the team from Ziarul de Gardă and to take all necessary measures to protect their lives and property.

Media NGOs are concerned about the fact that journalists from the local newspaper Glia Drochiană were prohibited access to a meeting of the President of the Moldovan Parliament Igor Corman with public officials and representatives of public services in Drochia, and are asking that this not be repeated in the future.

Media NGOs condemn the intention of the President of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) Mihai Poalelungi to promote reinstating criminal liability for defamation in mass media. Justice Poalelungi said in an interview with the Moldova Curata portal that he would, “…do everything possible to promote the idea of reinstating criminal liability for defamation into the Criminal Code of Moldova.” The...

According to Jurnal.md, the management of Jurnal TV asked for the authorities’ involvement into the case of intimidation of two of the station’s employees by the mayor of the Cimiseni village in the district of Criuleni. The mayor refused accusations and claimed that he was the victim of some persons with hidden interests. According to the petition formulated by the management of Jurnal TV,...

Media NGOs shared their concern in a public appeal to the Superior Council of the Magistracy (SCM) about the inclusion of some provisions in the new draft regulations for the Service of Public Information and Relations with Mass Media that limit the access of mass media to information and, accordingly, the public’s freedom to be informed about issues of public interest. The text of the draft can...

Media NGOs are asking the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor’s Office to thoroughly investigate and solve the cases of editors Vasile Năstase and Constantin Cheianu, and if necessary, to take measures to protect their lives and well being.

Dear Mr. Pantea, On 11 April 2013, in the article “Prosecution requesting journalists to disclose sources”, newspaper Ziarul de Garda wrote that after the publication of the journalistic investigation regarding illegal sales of military equipment from the stores of the National Army, its author was approached by representatives of the Chisinau prosecution service with the request to disclose his...