PARNAS leader attacked during march in Nemtsov’s memorySociety & Culture February 26, 16:59
Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Russian skiers Ustyugov, Kryukov win team sprint at World ChampionshipsSport February 26, 15:23
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
CHISINAU, August 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Moldova has refused to resume Rossiya 24 broadcasts, representatives of Moldova’s Gagauz autonomy said on Monday.
Moldova’s TV authorities said the Russian channel was allegedly spreading unconfirmed rumors and using labels to portray one of the sides in Ukraine conflict in a negative light.
In July, Moldova’s Coordination Council for TV and Radio Broadcasts banned the Rossiya 24 news channel in Moldova until January 1, 2015 because its programs contradicted the republic’s TV broadcast rules and the principle of pluralism of opinion in the news about Ukraine. The same reason was used to impose fines on Moldovan television channels that retransmitted NTV, Channel One, RTR and REN TV.
The decision sparked a controversy in Moldova. A number of public organizations staged protest actions against the pressure on Russian television channels. The protesters wanted to see the ban lifted because, they said, it “violated the right of access to information".
The Gagauz authorities refused to fulfill the ban in the autonomy’s territory. They explained that Rossiya 24 was transmitted by cable operators who worked on a license issued by the autonomy’s executive committee.
The deputies of Gagauz parliament also sent a letter to the Moldovan Coordination Council for TV and Radio Broadcasts urging it to restore the Rossiya 24 broadcasts in the territory of Moldova.