Journalists and media representatives have been intimidated in Moldova according to reports.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media reacted to the reports and called on the authorities to ensure safe working conditions for journalists.

“Journalists must be able to do their work, including during demonstrations and public actions, freely and without intimidation or violence. I call on the authorities to ensure journalists’ safety. This is especially important in the context of the country’s current political developments,” said Harlem Désir.

According to reports by media outlets and non-governmental organizations, several members of the media, including from Agora.md, Unimedia.info and Anticorupţie.md media portals, Pro TV and TV 8 channels, and Ziarul de Garda investigative reporting newspaper, were affected and obstructed in a number of different incidents between 7 and 9 June.