Moldova / 2004

CPJ Update

December 15, 2004 4:02 PM ET

CPJ Update December 15, 2004 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Cameraman arrested during railway seizure; sentenced to 15 days in prison

September 9, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2004—A cameraman with the Chisinau-based state television station Moldova One was arrested and sentenced to 15 days in prison this week after trying to cover the seizure of a Moldovan railway station in the breakaway enclave of Trans-Dniester. The cameraman, Dinu Mija, and Moldova One...

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Journalist attacked after exposing high-level corruption

June 25, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2005—Alina Anghel, 29, an investigative journalist with the opposition weekly tabloid Timpul, based in Moldova's capital, Chisinau, was attacked outside her home on the morning of Wednesday, June 23, as she was leaving for work, according to local and international news reports....

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Parliament removes defamation article from Criminal Code

April 26, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is pleased by the Moldovan Parliament’s decision to remove Article 170 from the country’s Criminal Code. Article 170 called for up to five years imprisonment for defamation. Moldova’s authoritarian president, Vladimir Voronin, sponsored the initiative in March after European...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Moldova

March 11, 2004 12:03 PM ET

Moldova has emerged from the Soviet era with many of the problems that plague other states in the region: an ongoing separatist conflict dividing the nation's ethnic populations, widespread government corruption, financial hardship, and a biased judiciary. Unlike many other former Soviet republics, however, Moldova has neither the natural resources...

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