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One in five Romanians believes that press is free; still, TV is the main source of information




Only 20% of Romanians believe in mass-media’s independence, according to a poll made by Konrad Adenauer Stiftng foundation as part of its media program for South-Eastern Europe.

TV is the main source of information for Romanians, although TVs aren’t considered to be the most objective media institutions. 41% of people that answered to the poll think TV is objective, while 67% say they use TV channels as main source to understand politics, economy and society.

Online media is on the second place, with 40% believing online media is objective and half think online sources help them understand the events.

Dailies „seem not to have any role in public’s vision”, as Christian Spahr, director Media Program SEE at Konrad Adenauer Stiftng, siad in a press conference.

The politician with most mentions in mass-media was Victor Ponta, but his political points of view are less mediatized than Traian Basescu’s. The coverage on main political actors and institutions are mainly critical and Romanians don’t trust mass-media anymore.

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Autor: Carmen Maria Andronache

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