In Moldova explained the ban on the broadcast of Russian programs

June 24, 2022 by No Comments

Moldovan President Maia Sandu commented on the law prohibiting the broadcasting of Russian news programs in the country. Her words are reported by TASS.

As Sandu explained, the ban on Russian news broadcasts in the republic is necessary to “combat disinformation.” “This is being done (the adoption of a law banning programs from Russia – approx. Lenta.ru) in order to provide an objective information space so that our citizens can analyze things based on objective information,” she said.

The President of Moldova added that this law is a sovereign decision of the country.

The law, according to which broadcasting of news programs from the Russian Federation is prohibited in Moldova, was signed by Sandu in mid-June. In addition to the ban on the retransmission of news programs, Russian analytical programs and war films cannot be shown in the country. For the distribution of such content, TV channels face a fine of 2.1 to 5.2 thousand dollars.

Shortly thereafter, members of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) challenged the new law. In their opinion, this project introduces censorship and restrictions for economic entities under the guise of combating “disinformation”.

Prior to this, it was reported that broadcasting of such Russian channels as RT, RT Documentary, RTR-Planeta and Russia 24 was turned off in Montenegro.

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