Media as weapons

Moldova’s media is diverse but extremely polarised, like the country itself, which is characterised by chronic instability and the excessive influence of its oligarchs. The editorial line of the leading media outlets correlates closely with the political and business interests of their owners – a problem that was particularly visible during the campaign for the 2019 parliamentary elections. Journalistic independence and quality, and the concentration of media ownership are major challenges. As media outlets battle with each other in a climate exacerbated by the society’s polarisation, the broadcasting regulatory authority’s lack of independence continues to be a source of concern.

in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index



81 in 2018

Global score


30.01 in 2018


  • 0
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
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