United States Agency for Global Media

Moldova: The building blocks for reporting a good story

February 24-25

Twenty seven senior managers, editors, program hosts and reporters from seven radio and television station across Moldova participated in a BBG workshop for affiliates. The workshop was designed to help BBG affiliates in Moldova build capacity for original production of content. The new Broadcasting Code of Moldova, which took effect on October 1, 2017, requires that Moldovan media organizations produce eight hours of their own content daily. At the end of the training, led by RFE/RL’s Moldovan Service, journalists:

  • Developed tools and skills to weigh evidence, credibility of sources and context, to judge reliability of information
  • Learned to distinguish between news and opinion and analyze the logic/rhetoric employed in opinion journalism
  • Mastered skills to identify and distinguish between news media bias and audience bias
  • Improved fundamental reporting skills for creating quality content
  • Expanded knowledge of tools for the audience engagement through text, picture, audio and video, in various content formats, and outreach optimization in social media
  • BBG
  • Oana Serafim
    Director, RFE/RL Moldovan Service
  • Vasile Botnaru
    Director, Radio Libera Bureau in Chisinau, Moldova
  • Petru Macovei
    Executive Director, Association of Independent Press, Moldova
  • Lilia Zaharia
    AIP coordinator of "Stop Fals" web page
  • Valentina Ursu
    Senior Editor, RFE/RL's Radio Libera, Moldova