Status:Closed Thematic area:Independent and social media platforms Country:Moldova Year approved:2017
- Name of organisation / initiative supported: Gagauz Media
- Start date: 1 March 2017
- End date: 31 December 2017
Gagauzia is an autonomous region of Turkic-origin Christian Orthodox people in southern Moldova where citizens have limited access to alternative media other than pro-Russian news outlets.
In this context, Gagauz Media is widely recognised as the only genuinely independent media outlet in the Gagauz autonomy. With EED support, Gagauz Media will produce Russian and Gagauzian language content including news on political, economic, social and cultural events important for Gagauzians. Several thematic shows like “Gagauzians Abroad” telling stories of Gagauzians living and working in Europe and beyond, aiming to debunk propagandistic myths about the EU will also be produced. The media outlet strives to reach at least 90% of population of Gagauzia in Moldova, Gagauzians in the Odessa area in Ukraine, as well as the Russian language media content consumers throughout Moldova.