The head of the European Union delegation to Moldova, Janis Mazheiks, commented on the decision of the Commission of Emergency Situations to suspend the broadcasting of six TV channels.
According to Mazeiks, it was very laconic, reports rupor.md
“The government and the Broadcasting Council should further clarify it to clarify what the motivation for the decision was. I call on the state authorities to continue clarification work so that everyone understands why such a decision was taken, which initially raised many questions,” the ambassador said on the air of Vocea Basarabiei.
He noted that the EU also recently imposed sanctions against TV channels that spread Russian disinformation and propaganda.
“In the case of the EU, it would have been clear why certain sanctions were applied, they were clear to the population. This is a very important aspect,” Janis Mazeiks said.
On December 16, the Emergency Commission suspended the licenses of six TV stations – TV6, Orhei TV, Primul in Moldova, Accent TV, NTV Moldova and RTR Moldova – for the duration of the state of emergency. The measure took effect on December 19. The decision was taken to protect the information space and prevent the risk of disinformation, Chisinau explained.