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About us

The Independent Journalism Center (IJC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides assistance to journalists and media institutions in the Republic of Moldova. IJC sees its mission in supporting professional journalism and aims at contributing to the consolidation of a qualitative, independent and impartial press.

The Independent Journalism Center was established in 1994 as an Open World House Project. In 1998 it became independent.

IJC is supported by British Embassy, Department for International Development of Great Britain (DFID), U.S. Embassy, USAID, IREX-Moldova, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), National Endowment for Democracy (U.S.), Matra program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Now (the Netherlands), Civil Rights Defenders (Sweden), Eurasia-Foundation, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Soros-Foundation, UNDP-Moldova, Black Sea Trust, Missouri School of Journalism, Open Society Institute, Embassy of Finland, Royal Norwegian Embassy etc.

Since February 2000 IJC has been a member of the South East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media (SEENPM), since June 2001 – a member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), and since April 2002 it is a member of the Secretariat of the Media Work Group for the Republic of Moldova under the aegis of the Media Task Force within the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.

IJC Activities:

            Media Law and Policy:
  • Offers consulting services in the field of media legislation;
  • Offers in-court representation;
  • Provides legislation analysis/expertise;
  • Monitors abuses of the freedom of expression and the rights of journalists.
            Assistance and Professionalization of Media:
  • Works out and implements training programs for journalists and trainers from different media, with the participation of foreign and local experts;
  • Administers different journalistic competitions, organizes the annual survey “Ten Journalists of the Year”.  
  • Works out and implements IJC Graduate Journalism Program – the Chisinau School of Advanced Journalism (;
            Research and Publications:
  • Publishes a biannual analytical bulletin Mass Media in the Republic of Moldova, in Romanian, Russian and English;
  • Manages content of the web portal Moldova Azi (; 
  • Commissions surveys and polls on relevant issues, etc.
  • Offers journalists Internet access and a library that contains around 50 publications from the Republic of Moldova and special literature from abroad.
IJC also hosts the Press Club, meetings which are organized together with the Committee for Press Freedom.

The Assembly of Founders:

  • Angela Sirbu
  • Corina Cepoi
  • Nicolae Negru
  • Alexandru Cantir

The Senate:

  • Ludmila Andronic
  • Alexandru Cantir
  • Daniela Terzi-Barbarosie
  • Vladimir Soloviev
  • Petru Macovei
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