Statement on the lawsuit between Publika TV and Jurnal TV

20.05.2013 / The Independent Journalism Center (IJC) and the Association of Independent Press (API) are closely monitoring the lawsuit between Publika TV (Limited Liability Company Stiri Media Grup S.R.L. / Stiri Media TV) and Jurnal TV (Limited Liability Foreign Investment Company Jurnal de Chisinau Plus S.R.L.).

IJC and API disapprove of any violation of legislation on copyright, related rights, and other general rights. At the same time, the two media NGOs believe that any compensation claimed for copyright violation should be reasonable. The magistrates’ decision should not lead to the bankruptcy of a media outlet, which would limit the pluralism of opinion and access to public information, core elements of a democratic society.

IJC and API call for a fair trial, and hope that the two TV outlets will find a solution so that media consumers are not deprived of a source of information.

The Independent Journalism Center

The Association of Independent Press
"Acces-Info" Center
Center for Investigative Journalism

* Those willing to sign this statement are invited to send a message to: infoATijcDOTmd and apiATapiDOTmd

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