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Dilema Veche - Romania | Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Romanian TV station taken off air in the Republic of Moldova

A few months before the parliamentary elections the broadcasting council in the Republic of Moldova has not automatically extended the broadcasting license for the Romanian private TV station Pro TV, which expires today. The weekly Dilema Veche doubts whether it will do so at all: "The truth is that Pro TV can be a thorn in Chisinau's side. Moldovans learned from Pro TV that their interior minister possibly has a fake degree, the station reported on a bus in which 200 kilos of heroine were found, and that employees of the interior ministry are potentially involved in drug trafficking. In Moldova's media landscape, where TV is controlled by political parties, Pro TV has demonstrated courage and been punished for it. ... Thus disappears one of the most popular television stations in the Republic of Moldova, a country the majority of whose citizens see the television as their main source of information."

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