The head of Moldova will appeal to the COP because of the ban news programs from Russia
CHISINAU, 4 Jan — RIA Novosti. The President of Moldova Igor Dodon again rejected the Parliament adopted the law that prohibits the broadcasting of news and analytical broadcasts from Russia. He said this to RIA Novosti.
The Moldovan leader also said that he had asked the constitutional court to consider the provisions of this document.
“Re-stated their position on the so-called law against propaganda. In my opinion, it contradicts the principles of democracy and violates basic human rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the European Convention on human rights, namely the right to freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of opinion and so on,” wrote an announcement on Facebook.
He added that this document introduces censorship, which is unacceptable in a legal state.
In late December, the Moldovan Parliament re-adopted the earlier rejected by the President the law on the fight against “foreign propaganda.”
The document prohibits the broadcast of television and radio programs with informational, military or political content, which produced in countries that have not ratified the European Convention on transfrontier television (Russia has not ratified it). While relaying entertainment programmes or other transmissions are allowed.
In Moldova, the President is opposed to the parliamentary majority and the government, insisting on a rapprochement with Russia. It blocks the initiatives of the Pro-European government, while his proposal did not find support among the deputies.