4 October 2012

Independent Journalism Center publishes study on impact of free expression law in Moldova

Source: Independent Journalism Center

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(IJC/IFEX) - 27 September 2012 - The impact of the Law on Freedom of Expression has been limited in the first two years of its enforcement because judges and other individuals involved, including journalists, lack information about the law. This is the main conclusion of a study entitled "The Impact of the Law on Freedom of Expression" produced by the Independent Journalism Center (IJC).

The study also assessed the impact of the "Commentary to the Law of the Republic of Moldova on Freedom of Expression" (published in 2011) on the journalism environment, especially regarding "amicable" methods of dispute resolution and legal practice in defamation cases.

Moreover, the study refers to out-of-court dispute resolution, particularly by means of the Press Council, the specialised auto-regulation body.

The impact assessment of the Law on Freedom of Expression is part of the "Improving the media law environment in Moldova" project implemented by the Independent Journalism Center and funded by Civil Rights Defenders (Sweden).

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Commentary_FOE_Law.docx (316 KB)

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