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Not too many Romanians signed an initiative aiming to limit politics influence in media. Under 800 Romanian signatures for the European project


jurnalisti_52523800Romanians aren’t too interested to sign an European project aiming to limit political influence over media. The initiative gathered only 800 Romanian signatures, although its purpose is to limit politics influence over mass-media and to guarantee pluralist information sources for all European citizens.


Until now, only 3,746 signatures from the total 1M needed were gathered. In Romania, only 766 signatures were gathered from March until present. The signatures are gathered from 7 countries (Belgia, Bulgaria, France, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Hungary) and, from the total of 1M, Romania should contribute with at least 25,000.

“We don’t want to regulate mass-media, we want to increase transparency”, said Ioana Avadani, director Romanian Center for Independent Journalism, during a debate on the Citizen Initiative for Mass-Media Pluralism.

At the debate were present also Georgica Severin, members of regulatory and self-regulatory organisms, activists for freedom of speech. Also, the event was attended by Rosen Dimov, representative of European Alternatives, that coordinates the campaign at European level.

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Autor: Carmen Maria Andronache

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