Maia Sandu about Teleradio-Moldova: the citizen’s interest was not served
President Maia Sandu welcomes Parliament’s decision to place Teleradio-Moldova under parliamentary control. According to the head of state, the management of public television and radio is defective and does not serve the interest of the citizen. The president of the country says that there are objections and the way of activity of the Audiovisual Council, because the regulator would not sanction the media institutions that misinform and manipulate the public opinion, notes IPN.
Even from the public television set, President Maia Sandu was dissatisfied with the activity of Teleradio-Moldova. According to the head of state, the media NGOs that criticized the transfer of the institution under parliamentary control are the same ones in which there were previously dissatisfied characteristics of Teleradio-Moldova activity.
“NGOs and citizens say that the situation is not good and that no one is saying that the way Teleradio-Moldova works now is the right one. Everyone comes with criticism, with all due respect to the people who work here, but we are talking about how the processes are managed. When the existing one did not work, now the mechanism is trying another mechanism. It is clear that until now the interest of the citizen has not been served and there had to be a change “, said Maia Sandu during the show”Moldova live”From the public television station.
President Maia Sandu also criticized the activity of the Audiovisual Council. According to the head of state, after during the Plahotniuc government, the CA spared the media institutions from the democratic holding, now it would promote the interests of another political party.
“Citizens are terrorized every day with false news, they are lied to and there is no sanction from the Audiovisual Council for those who lie to citizens. If it is good or this solution, we will see for a few months, when there will be new members of the Teleradio-Moldova Observatory Council and of the Audiovisual Council and we will see the quality of the people and the quality of their decision. We want correct information, not lies and misinformation “, Maia Sandu also said.
Yesterday, the Parliament approved in the final reading the draft amendment to the Code of audiovisual media services, according to Teleradio-Moldova Company came under parliamentary control. The project also states that the members of the Audiovisual Council will be dismissed, in case of rejection to the Parliament of the annual activity report.