Lack of Media Access to the Moldovan Government
Civil Rights Defenders and its Moldovan partner, the Independent Journalism Centre, expresses deep concern over the lack of media access to the government. Journalists are no longer allowed to view the Parliament’s proceedings and plenary activities from the floor of the Legislature. Observance of the Parliament takes place in a separate room with video monitors.
The media are crucial in providing the public with accurate and detailed information about laws, policies, and decisions. The segregation of media from this important branch of government limits the public’s access to this information and decreases transparency in decision-making.
Civil Rights Defenders and media NGOs in Moldova call upon the country’s members of Parliament to honor their promises and restore media representatives’ direct access to parliamentary hearings and sessions, thereby improving the level of transparency and increasing public awareness.
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Tags: Eastern Europe, Freedom of expression, media, and Moldova.