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Gheorghe Russu

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

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

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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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Broadcasting Council refuses to prolong PRO TV's license - the Manager

According to a press communique signed by the station's manager on December 11, "the BCC claims would-be violations linked to the lack of newscasts for the deaf, the amount of advertising and replacing a news journal produced by PRO TV Bucharest.
Info-Prim Neo, 11 December 2008, 19:04

Chisinau (IPN) The Moldovan Broadcasting Coordinating Council (BCC) refuses to prolong the license of PRO TV Chisinau. According to a press communique signed by the station's manager on December 11, "the BCC claims would-be violations linked to the lack of newscasts for the deaf, the amount of advertising and replacing a news journal produced by PRO TV Bucharest," Info-Prim Neo reports.

"PRO TV considers groundless the refusal of the BCC and specifies the presented reasons are totally groundless to serve as a basis to decline the legal right to have our license prolonged," reads a release signed by Catalin Giosan.

PRO TV will sue the BCC's refusal to prolong its license expiring on December 23, 2008, and say it will use all the legal ways to protect its interests and rights in Moldova.

Both the BCC's chairman Gheorghe Gorincioi and its lawyer Marcel Otel could not be found to comment the refusal.

BCC: PRO TV tries to intimidate Broadcasting Regulator

Chisinau (IPN) The Broadcasting Coordinating Council (BCC) states PRO TV tries to intimidate the public broadcasting regulator, after the station had informed that the BCC did not prolong its license, Info-Prim Neo reports.

PRO TV Thursday issued a communique announcing that the BCC refused to prolong its license expiring on December 23, reasoning "manque violations related to the lack of news for the deaf, to the advertising volume and to replacing a newscast produced by PRO TV from Bucharest". PRO TV considers the refusal to be groundless and says it will sue the BCC," reads the release signed by manager Catalin Giosan.

In response, the BCC issued a press release denying the information as presented by the Pro TV. "The communique aired by PRO TV Chisinau does not correspond to reality and is nothing but an attempt to intimidate the Moldovan broadcasting regulator," reads the BCC's release.

"Now PR O TV Chisinau works on the basis of the license, after the expiration of which, the BCC will act in accordance with the law in force," reads the BCC's release.

Christian-Democratic MPs have recently asked the law-enforcing bodies to check ProTV's work, accusing the station of allegedly "undermining the institutions of the state of law." Opposition parties and media NG Os stated the attacks against PRO TV pursue to deprive the station of its license and to rig the 2009 parliamentary elections, this way.



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