The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed criticism after it was revealed that the Presidential Office of Moldova intentionally limited a journalist’s access to a series of public events.
Investigative journalist Constantin Gigorita was prevented from receiving accreditation for several events, despite court rulings reaffirming the right to access public information.
“Institutions in Moldova must immediately stop any attempt of preventing journalists from accessing public information or events. This is harmful for the media scene, for freedom of speech and in the end, the government that is enforcing these restrictions as well” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said earlier.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe.