Moldova seen leading in media freedom
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||13 November 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Moldova seen leading in media freedom, 13 November 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/528b69043.html [accessed 24 January 2017]|
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November 13, 2013
By RFE/RL's Georgian Service
This is a press conference at the Belarus Association of Journalists to discuss media freedom in the Eastern Partnership initiative. Belarus placed last in the survey.
Moldova has come out on top in the latest press-freedom index among six former Soviet republics included in the European Union's Eastern Partnership initiative.
The survey was conducted by the Internews-Ukraine nongovernmental organization as part of a pilot project to study press freedoms in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Georgia came second, Armenia was third, Ukraine was fourth, Azerbaijan fifth, and Belarus sixth. Georgia led the list when it was first issued in September.
The pilot project – designed to run for two years – is being conducted as part of a media-monitoring project with the financial assistance of the European Union. The Eastern Partnership, an initiative intended to boost EU cooperation with its eastern neighbors, was launched in 2009.
With reporting by Ukrinform