News programs and analytical programs from Russia could be on air as the Sor Party wants to repeal the anti-propaganda law, claiming this law unconstitutional. Sor MPs announced they have drawn up a bill in this regard.
In rely, representatives of other parliamentary parties said they would not support the initiative.
The ruling coalition factions said they would oppose this bill although the Socialist MPs previously proposed the annulment of the Law on securing the information space.
"I don't think the initiatives of the Sor faction can be taken seriously. Socialists have always said about the freedom of stations and viewers to watch programs, no matter where they come from. We have also registered projects in this regard, which, at the right time, will be exposed in the Parliament. We will not support absolutely anything that comes from the Şor Party ", declared the president of the PSRM faction, Corneliu Furculiţă.
The parliamentary opposition says it will vote against the bill. The deputies claim that the citizens of our country must be protected from media propaganda, no matter where it comes from.
"We believe that the security part of the state of the Republic of Moldova is also in the fight against propaganda. The press, the media is a tool and a power that can influence things in a country. That's why we came with the initiative to stop propaganda and misinformation", Andrian Candu told Publika.
We remind you that the law on securing the information space was voted in 2017. The document was rejected twice by President Igor Dodon, and for the premeditated refusal to exercise his duties provided by law, the Constitutional Court temporarily suspended the head of state, and the law was enacted by then-Speaker Andrian Candu.
The law forbids bans most television and radio programs not produced in the European Union, the US, or Canada, or by the states that have not ratified the European Convention on Transborder Television. Effectively, it hits Russian broadcasts.