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19 October 2019
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Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

Ion PREAŞCĂ

20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Press Council from Republic of Moldova was established

The Press Council shall act independently in relation to public administration, political environment, business environment and other groups of interests.
MONITOR MEDIA, 13 October 2009, 17:52

Six non-governmental organizations operating in mass-media, human rights and public policies fields founded the Press Council from Republic of Moldova as the media self-regulator in our country.

The Press Council aims at enhancing R.Moldova's media responsibility towards readers, through promoting the observance of professional standards and journalism deontology, settling the disputes among readers and publications as regards published journalistic materials, building dialogue culture and mutual respect between press and media consumers, promoting quality journalism and augmenting mass-media credibility. The Press Council shall act independently in relation to public administration, political environment, business environment and other groups of interests.

The Press Council's major task is to consider complaints against the editorial activity of newspapers, magazines and news agencies from Republic of Moldova, as well as information portals. Similarly, the Press Council shall issue recommendations, in the view of enforcing R.Moldova's media professional standards, as well as mass-media public policy proposals, and develop reliable journalism promotion campaigns.

The Press Council shall be composed of nine persons, including four members representing the journalistic environment and five members representing media consumers. Journalistic environment representatives shall be put forwards by media outlets (press agencies, portals), journalists' professional organizations and other media public organizations, including media patronages. Readers, public organizations from other fields, including trade-unions, patronage and religious organizations, political parties, etc., shall nominate the candidates for media consumer representatives. The designation of Press Council members shall be performed by a representative appointment committee.

Soon, the Press Council's website www.consiliuldepresa.md shall be launched, comprising information about the activity of the Press Council from R. Moldova.

 



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