Media In Moldova: Between Freedom And Monopoly – Analysis

September 14, 2017 / By Alla Rosca The greatest propagandist of Moldova pretends to be the great propaganda fighter,” remarked Maia Sandu, the pro-European leader of the Action and Solidarity Party, about Vladimir Plahotniuc’s recent legislative initiative. In June 2017, Plahotniuc, the chairman of Moldova’s Democratic Party, introduced legislation ostensibly intended to bolster the security…

If EU parliament resolution to counter Russian media implemented, retaliation will follow – Moscow

November 24, 2016/ By RT If an EU resolution against the Russian media is implemented, Moscow will take retaliatory measures, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated. “We hope that the resolution will not entail practical steps on curbing the work of the Russian media,” the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova told journalists at a briefing. “There…

EU resolution on propaganda evidence of crisis of Western values — Russian lawmaker

November 24, 2016/ By Tass The resolution adopted by the European Parliament on combating other countries’ propaganda, including Russia, serves as evidence of the crisis of the Western system of values, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee, wrote on his blog. “Extreme demonization of Russia in this document has its…

‘Pluralism’ Better Developed in Russian Media Than in US

June 7, 2016/ By Sputniknews According to the ombudsman, this political correctness is not always maintained in Russian media. “For many years I worked in the United States, the newspapers there do write with different emphases — some are more supportive of Republicans, some support Democrats, but they write politically correct things in relation to the authorities,” Dolgov said on the sidelines of the New Era…

Latvia Blocks Russian Sputnik Site As Kremlin ‘Propaganda Tool’

March 30, 2016 / By Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty  Latvian authorities shut down Russia’s pro-Kremlin news site Sputnik on March 29, calling it a “propaganda tool” and drawing an immediate rebuke from Moscow. Latvia’s local domain registry suspended Sputnik’s right to hold the news site Sputniknews.lv, which was established only a few weeks ago to…

OSCE Denounces Stigmatization Of Russian Media NGO

20 November 2015 / By Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty The OSCE’s representative on freedom of the media, Dunja Mijatovic, has deplored the decision of Russian authorities to label the nongovernmental organization Glasnost Defense Foundation (GDF) as a “foreign agent.” In a November 20 statement, Mijatovic said GDF had been “working tirelessly to protect and…

EU Is Lagging Behind on the Media Front

3 November 2014 / By Adelina Marini, Zagreb EU can and should have a bigger role in supporting media freedom and pluralism in the EU and beyond. This is how begins the report of the high level group on media pluralism and freedom, established by the former European commissioner for the digital agenda and media, Neelie…