According to Moldovan MPs, disinformation and propaganda from foreign channels dominates in the country, and it jeopardizes the security of the Republic of Moldova.
The bill on restricting the broadcasting of Russian TV channels was submitted to the Moldovan parliament. The document, developed by the ruling Democratic Party of Moldova, proposes to ban the broadcasting of information, political, analytical and military TV programs from countries that have not ratified the European Convention on Transfrontier Television, said the Speaker of the Parliament Adrian Candu on Tuesday, June 13th.
According to Candu, “this applies to all Russian TV channels” and it is “absolutely necessary to ensure the information security of Moldova”.
“The tendency of disinformation and propaganda from foreign channels dominates in our country. All this jeopardizes the security of the Republic of Moldova, its economic social and political life,” Candu told reporters.
“We do not want to ban TV channels, all channels will remain, but news, information-analytical and military programs from the Russian Federation will be limited,” the Speaker added.
Candu also said that the bill provides tougher sanctions against television channels that violate the law.