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In Moldova, they allowed the ban on broadcasting channels to be extended after the state of emergency


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Chisinau, December 21 – Justice Minister Sergei Litvinenko said broadcasts of the six opposition channels in Moldova may be banned even after the end of the state of emergency in the country.
On December 16, the Moldovan authorities suspended the license of the opposition and leading Russian TV channels Primul in Moldova, RTR Moldova, Accent TV, NTV Moldova, TV6, Orhei TV, which allegedly cover information about events in the country and Ukraine in bad faith, This leads to risks of misinformation. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow considers the Chisinau decision a political oversight. The Russian Foreign Ministry added that such actions constitute a violation of the principle of media pluralism and a flagrant violation of the right to freedom of access to information, and Moscow described it as a “cynical violation of the rights of national minorities.”
On the air, Litvinenko said: “It is possible, on the one hand, to extend the state of emergency. On the other hand, it is clear that it is necessary to find internal mechanisms for making certain decisions on these TV channels.” Journal TV, indicating that the license to broadcast these channels can be suspended even after the end of the state of emergency.

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The minister indicated that the authorities may amend the audiovisual media services law or change local legislation when postponing international sanctions.
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Justice of Moldova, Sergey Litvinenko, said that the country’s government has drawn up a draft law “Magnitsky – Moldova Law”, which provides for sanctions against individuals and legal entities, as well as against the media. According to the project, the Moldova Radio and Television Council will be able to revoke licenses of companies owned or linked to persons affected by the sanctions. The Council will also be able to revoke the license if the TV channel promotes the image of those included in the sanctions list.

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