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When Russia wants to censor Google   Daily Caller: The Russian Government asked Google not to spread information concerning “illegal mass events”.  
21 August 2019
In the first half of August the Independent Journalism Center trained two groups of teachers from the Republic of Moldova on the subject of media literacy.  
19 August 2019
Recently, Sergiu Litvinenco, the head of the Legal Committee for Appointments and Immunities, announced on Facebook that he and his colleagues from ‘ACUM’ block registered a draft law which proposes amendments to the legislation meant to make it possible to dismiss the current members of the Broadcasting Council (BC) and Supervisory Board (SB) of ‘Teleradio-Moldova’ Public Company. Acting members will be appointed until the appointment of new ones.
The media in the Republic of Moldova do not pay enough attention to topics concerning minorities and diversity.
14 August 2019
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Kyrgyz authorities to allow the opposition Aprel (April) television channel to resume broadcasting, calling its closure last week a violation of press freedom. Aprel's closure coincided with the arrest of its owner, former President Almazbek Atambaev, who surrendered to security forces on August 8 following a deadly two-day standoff at his residence near Bishkek. The following day, armed special forces stormed Aprel's headquarters in the capital, evicted the station's employees, and sealed the entrance.
The German conservative politician Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) was just elected as the new President of the Commission of the European Union. The European Federation of Journalists co-signed a letter, urging Ms Von der Leyen to prioritise press freedom (PDF). July 19, 2019 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European Commission Rue de la Loi 200 1049 Brussels Belgium
After the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia (PA) dismissed most of the Supervisory Board members (SB) of the regional television and radio public broadcaster GRT, the local MPs announced a new contest for the vacant positions in the Board.
13 August 2019
The Broadcasting Council (BC) indirectly confirmed recently the information from the media regarding the intention of Accent TV channel to re-broadcast the programs of the Russian Channel ‘Pervi Kanal’ [First Channel]. Moreover, according to the BC, Accent TV wants to change its name to ‘Primul Canal Moldova’ [First Channel Moldova]. Currently, ‘Pervi Kanal’ programs are re-broadcast by PRIME TV channel, owned by the former leader of the Democratic Party, Vladimir Plahotniuc.
2 August 2019
The local television station – Canal 2 Nisporeni, launched about 10 months before the parliamentary elections of February 2019, shut down.
1 August 2019
Media Development Foundation, together with Solidarity Fund PL, is launching a program for editors and CEOs of commercial media who want to develop their media business.
30 July 2019
At the beginning of the public meeting on 29 July, the Prime Minister Maia Sandu came with a public request to BC members, urging them to resign. The Prime Minister justified her request by pointing to the BC members’ lack of any action to improve the state of the media. Maia Sandu said that most of the BC members had neither counteracted the media manipulation, nor responded to the information about the non-transparent financing of some media institutions.
With the change of the Government, the issues of media returned into authorities’ focus. How do MPs see their resolution? Journalist Anastasia Nani discusses this topic with MP Adrian Lebedinschi,  Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee that also deals with the development and improvement of the legal framework in this area. The parliamentary committee has already organized several meetings, where journalists and representatives of the civil society pointed out the priority changes in the media.
29 July 2019
It took the acting mayor of Chisinau ten days to change his decision to ban the press from the City Hall working meetings. After journalists were kept outside the door on Monday, 15 July, Adrian Talmaci declared on Wednesday, 24 July, that the Chisinau City Hall ‘never restricted access to the institution and its meetings’, and invited journalists to attend the working meeting on Monday, 29 July, at 14.00. History of events
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