Moldovan Government Approves of New TV Company

The Moldovan government on 20 July approved President Vladimir Voronin's draft on setting up a "Teleradio Moldova public company," Flux reported. Justice Minister Ion Morei said the company's denomination is in line with the recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Morei urged the government to forward the draft to parliament with the recommendation that it be debated under urgency procedure. The cabinet approved an amendment to the draft proposed by Culture Minister Ion Pacuraru that obligates Teleradio Moldova to promote "the authentic values of national culture and of the cultures of national minorities." The Council of Europe recommended that the Moldovan parliament approve a law mainly based on the draft worked out by the Braghis Alliance and the Association of Electronic Media, because it is "the most democratic" draft, providing for monitoring of Teleradio Moldova's performance by nongovernmental organizations. Source : Radio Free Europe