Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Romania, 3 May 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e690b7c.html [accessed 9 December 2016]
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The tapping of the phones of two Romanian journalists working for foreign media by the secret police illustrated the weakness of the right to privacy of sources in 2005 as well as the bad relations between politicians and the media. Politically-inspired distribution of government advertising, problems of access to public information and news diversity threatened by huge debts to the government by privately-owned TV stations remained other serious threats to press freedom.