Thursday, July 31, 2014


Moldova

Moldova's TV Council Bans Rossiya 24 Broadcasts

Moldova's Council for TV and Radio has suspended the broadcast license of Rossiya 24 (Russia  24) TV channel.

The council on July 4 also placed sanctions on four Moldovan broadcasters.

The council crticized the channels for "not having pluralism of opinions during news programs." 

Council member Dinu Cokan said Rossiya 24 was the worst offender with analytical  programs presenting only one  viewpoint on  the Ukrainian  conflict,.

"Only one source  exists," he said. "Such a TV channel should not be on the list of channels broadcasting  in Moldova."

The Moscow Union of Journalists has criticized the measure. 

Pavel Gusev, the union's head, told ITAR-TASS, "A ban on the transmission of Rossiya-24 channel, popular with the Russian-speaking population, is a highly unfriendly act against our media." 

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS 

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