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  • Status: Closed
  • Thematic area: Independent and social media platforms
  • Country: Moldova
  • Year approved:2017


  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Newsmaker SRL
  • Start date: 1 August 2017
  • End date: 30 November 2017

Initiative summary:

With 5000 readers per day, Newsmaker is Moldova’s key Russian-language on-line news source.

It does not shy away from sensitive issues such as the Transnistrian conflict, rights of people with disabilities, and Moldova’s lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transvestite (LGBT) community. Newsmaker was one of the two media (together with EED-supported MoldStreet) to publish the first news on the “banking theft” that has scandalised the country since its November 2014 elections. EED is supporting Newsmaker during its funding gap, and will enable it to launch a Romanian version.

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