Analysis 07 Sep 17

Moldova Feels Squeezed in Russia’s Information War

Corruption and weak legislation have turned Moldova into a media battleground – in which Russia seems to have the upper hand.

Madalin Necsutu
BIRN
Chisinau
Moldova's Parliament is expected to vote this fall on a bill that bans Russian propaganda in Moldova. Photo: Glutorm Flatabo/Flikr.

Over 26 years since it broke away from the Soviet Union, Moldova still struggles to find its balance in an increasingly divided region.

The country has become one of the battlefields in the information war that Moscow is waging in – and with – the West, following the seizure and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Its weak and politically engaged media leave its fragile democracy vulnerable to penetration, experts warn.

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