Journalism in the Shadows: the Challenge for Press Freedom in Romania

Report of the EFJ Mission to Romania, 3-4 February 2011

On 3-4 February 2011, the European Federation of Journalists carried out a mission to Romania following an invitation by its affiliate, the Romania Federation of Journalists MediaSind. 

While Europe's attention is focused on precise issues such as the Media Law in Hungary or the conflict of interest of Italian's Prime Minister, the situation of journalists in Romania remains problematic in many ways, not least from a crisis of undue political influence and the evidence of the regular and serious attacks on journalists and their media by political groups.

Over the two days, the mission met journalists' leaders, policymakers, and heads of the country's state funded radio and television networks and news agency and held a consultation with 50 journalists and media activists at a round-table which was widely reported in media.

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