This report has been compiled by the representatives of the civil society under the aegis of the Public Policies Institute in the spirit of the desiderata of Decision no. 373-XVI of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova of 29 December 2005.
The representatives of the civil society have organized 6 public debates upon the draft laws concerning the broadcasting sector. At each of them there participated from 30 to 70 representatives of social institutions dealing with this sector. The public debates resulted in developing over 400 proposals and recommendations to improve the broadcasting legislation. The scope of the debates was determined by several factors, including: the peculiar importance of a favorable climate for the development of broadcasting for the democratization of society, a climate that may be created only through an adequate legal framework; the existence of political and social consensus regarding Moldova’s strategic course towards European integration; qualitative developments in constituting and growing up the civil society; the availability of the Legislature and of the civil society to cooperate aiming at adjusting the national legal framework to the European standards.
The public debates based in principle on the contents of the draft Broadcasting Code, touched upon most of its articles and spotlighted the key problems, and solving them, including in the legal way, can trigger the judicious development of the Moldovan electronic media.
Report of the representatives of the civil society , click here
Comments on the draft of the Audiovisual Code of the Republic of Moldova, May 10 2006, click here
Comments on the 19th Article, click here
Werner Rumphorst. Model of Public Service Broadcasting Law, click here
Comments on the draft of the Audiovisual Code of the Republic of Moldova, April 7 2006, click here