A consortium of Human Rights NGOs in Moldova, including IRCT member “RCTV Memoria”, has issued a declaration condemning proposals from the Government to control financial support received from abroad.
Memoria and other organizations consider these measures as a form of state intimidation. The Declaration states that “the proposals represent an attack on non-governmental organizations that are active in promoting public policies or any other activities to develop participatory democracy. The absolute majority of Moldovan NGOs benefit from funds provided by development partners. Such measures will deprive the majority of active NGOs in the country of financing and the foreign political organizations and foundations working in the Republic of Moldova would be forced to cease their activity. Therefore, this will affect thousands of people directly benefiting from the NGOs activity and the functioning of democracy itself in the Republic of Moldova.”
The full text of the Declaration, which is still open for signature, can be found here
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