Thursday, April 9, 2009

FEDERATIA INTERNATIONALA A JURNALISTILOR condamna agresiunile regimului comunist de la Chisinau la adresa libertatii presei si a jurnalistilor romani

IFJ Condemns Ban on Romanians Journalists in Moldova
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), today condemned the decision by Moldova to bar Romanian journalists trying to cover disturbances in the country.

"We condemn this restriction on journalists who only seek to report on an important story unfolding in Chisinau," said Aidan White, IFJ General Secretary. "The government cannot expect the international community to believe its claims if independent journalists are not allowed to do their work." According to media reports, more than a dozen Romanian reporters were refused entry into Moldova on Tuesday after they had flown in to cover the riots sparked by the announcement of the ruling communist party's victory in last Sunday's elections in the country.

The Union of Journalists from the Republic of Moldova says that the banned journalists work for Associated Press, EPA, France Press, Intact Images, NewsIn, Mediafax, Reuters, the newspapers Evenimentul Zilei, Jurnalul National, Ziua and the TV station Realitatea TV.

Some of the journalists stranded at the airport told the IFJ that they had been given no explanation. But, reports say that the Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has blamed Romania for provoking riots in Chisinau, a claim denied by Romania.

The Federation of Romanian Journalists (MediaSind) says that Romanian media people in Moldova have come under sustained harassment with some of them being threatened with deportation. "It is clear that these journalists are victims of the political crisis in Moldova, which is unconscionable," added White. "This is just the time to ensure free flow of information to prevent misunderstanding and suspicion."

For further information contact IFJ on +32 2 235 2207

The IFJ represents over 600,000 journalists in 123 countries worldwide
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PS: Ma bucur ca au descoperit si alti jurnalisti romani ce inseamna o deplasare peste Prut. Pentru informarea generala a revoltatilor de azi: intotdeauna a fost asa. In 70% din deplasarile independente de peste Prut si Nistru pe care le-am efectuat de-a lungul anilor s-au folosit aceleasi mijloace: urmariri, arestari, retineri, perchezitii (la domiciliu, masina desfacuta, etc), interogatorii, violente, otraviri, etc. Asa ca mai usor cu victimizarea pe scari...

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