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About the Service

Operating out of Chisinau, Radio Europa Libera reaches nearly 20 percent of the Moldovan population each week. 

Reaches the rapidly growing Romanian and Russian-speaking audiences. 

Digital team sourcing, verifying user generated content to cover war in Ukraine; broke news about bridge exploding at Ukrainian/Moldovan border. 

First on the scene to investigate errant Russian missiles and speak with locals, prompting visits from President Maia Sandu to the area. 

Among first to report on refugees at border with Ukraine in February 2022. Video had 1.9 million views and helped mobilize assistance efforts. 

Video on taxi drivers exploiting refugees led Moldovan government to organize transportation. 

Service’s breaking investigation about environmental deal between Moldovan government and breakaway region of Transnistria prompted public debate. 

Service interviewed Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita about possibilities of Russian invasion.

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Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index ranks Moldova 28th out of 180 countries. 

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