Moldova banned broadcasting of Russian news


On Thursday, December 7th, the Moldovan parliament passed a law banning news and analytical programs, broadcasted by Russian TV channels.

According to the passed amendments to the legislation, only information programs and talk shows that were produced in countries that have ratified the European Convention on Transfrontier Television are allowed for broadcasting on the territory of Moldova. Russia has not ratified the Convention.

For violators of the law, fines in the amount from €3,500 to €4,900 were introduced.

In fact, there is not a single word about the ban on broadcasting of specifically Russian TV programs in the amendments to the document, but the authors of the project spoke about the harm caused by Russian propaganda.

At the end, out of 87 people present during the vote, 61 voted for the adoption of amendments.