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Moldova’s Russian-language journalists demand lifting penalties from TV channels

October 08, 2014, 17:29 UTC+3 CHISINAU
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CHISINAU, October 8. /TASS/. Association of Russian-Language Journalists of Moldova has demanded lifting of penalties from several Moldovan TV channels that transmit Russian news about the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The penalties were imposed on the channels on Tuesday by the country’s Coordination Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting.

The journalists demanded that the supervisory agency abide by the principles of objectivity and fairness, as well as honor provisions of the country’s Constitution and international norms safeguarding human rights.

Sanctions embraced four TV channels - Prime, TV 7, RTR-Moldova, and REN-Moldova, which relay the programs of the Moscow based Channel One, NTV, RTR, and REN-TV channels.

The council also banned advertising of REN-Moldova for 72 days.

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