They acted at their own initiative after various persons expressed their dissatisfaction on social networks with the way Moldova 1 public broadcaster covered the events that took place in the capital city on 8 and 9 June. ‘What a great concert on Moldova 1!’, ‘Moldova 1, don’t embarrass yourself’, wrote internet users noting that other TV channels broadcast live the public events, while the public television went on with the broadcasting grid.
Media researcher Victor Gotisan used the social networks to make fun of the channel’s broadcasting program.
Iulian Groza, Executive Director of the Institute for European Policies and Reforms, captured the moment when Moldova 1 was broadcasting concerts on 8 June.
Political analyst Andrei Popov was outraged to see the guests invited by Moldova 1 for its special edition show.
The director of the public broadcaster added that Moldova 1, on Saturday, broadcast nine newscasts and three special editions on this topic, and on Sunday, beginning with 7 o'clock they broadcast news and special newscasts every hour. ‘We covered all the events: the briefing of Maia Sandu, of the President, of the Democratic Party’, states Ecaterina Stratan.
At the request of the BC member Olga Gututui, the broadcasting regulator will monitor the programs of Moldova 1 broadcast on 8 and 9 June. The authority will have to analyse the programs that were broadcast each hour in terms of respecting the obligations of the media services public provider.
The Press Communication Officer, Lia Gutu, informed us that the initiative of Olga Gututui was to be approved at the Secretariat and handed over to the Monitoring Department. According to Gutu, if the BC does not have the recordings of TV channel during those two days, the Department will request them from Moldova 1 channel.