Alexandru Vakulovski // 80% Bessarabian district of the Russian Federation
Moldova is 80% Russia, if we refer to the television. These results from the official data that Nicolae Damaschin (vice president of the Audiovisual Coordination Council) presented in an interview for Free Europe: “80% of the audiovisual content on the market in the Republic of Moldova comes from the Russian Federation and is in Russian – 80%
Moldova is 80% Russia, if we refer to the television. These results from the official data that Nicolae Damaschin (vice president of the Audiovisual Coordination Council) presented in an interview for Free Europe: “80% of the audiovisual content on the market in the Republic of Moldova comes from the Russian Federation and is in Russian – 80%. Whose rights are affected, who is in minority, who is put in unfair conditions? A TV station from the Republic of Moldova cannot make a program that could be compared with one made by the big TV stations from the countries which invest in a program millions of euro.”
Nicolae Damaschin explains also the mechanism of “creating” the Moldovan television from retransmissions: “The Audiovisual Code provides such a notion as its own product, local product, and retransmission. Frequently it is made a contract for retransmission of the station, regardless of the country the station comes from, an agreement is made as these shows are purchased, which ruins the concept of full retransmission, and makes them purchased. I purchased 1,2,3,4 shows, respectively it is my property and it falls under the concept of "own product" aired.”
Not only that we have to choose between Russian broadcasts, but also the money from advertising go to Russia, because the shows should be paid. I have already written that Moldovan journalists lose the most from this. Perhaps those who complain now have to do with other areas, not journalism. Otherwise why cry that you have to produce a show, that you have to work? Do you just want to fill a space between 5 programs from Russia without a proper reward? Not to say that advertising money would remain in Moldova and would not go to Kremlin, forming a vicious circle.
How could Moldova become an European country when its citizens are 80% brainwashed by the Russian televisions? It almost seems normal to us that the Russian ambassador, Farit Muhametsin, gets together with Sevciuk to organize the election for the State Duma of Russia, provoking Moldovan authorities. It also seems normal to us that the Russian foreign affairs minister, Lavrov, declares that Ukraine want to attack Crimea. So what’s the deal, it it attacks eventually? Isn’t Crimea taken from Ukraine with Russian tanks? Isn’t it normal for them to want it back? Russian officers occupy your territories, then through propaganda explain to you that actually they are innocent victims, not occupiers. Russian propaganda sometimes works better than the tanks.
We are the Bessarabian district of the Russian Federation, as long as the broadcasting will remain the same. The story about the market monopolization we will talk another time, it is a special subject. Although, what could we talk about when the content of Moldovan televisions is 80% Russian? Are we blind to figure out who monopolized us?