Moldova

4.1 million people
1,980 USD GNI (PPP)
Press:
Partly Free
Partly Free

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Jennifer Dunham
Project Manager, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press
Elen Aghekyan
Research Assistant, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press

To promote press freedom in this diverse set of countries, the EU will need to both step up its overall effort and customize its approach to meet the needs of each society.

Instead of depending on tainted politicians for reforms, the EU and other international stakeholders should put more emphasis on supporting the country’s increasingly energetic civil society.

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, CNN's Global Public Square looks at Freedom House's rankings of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics to see how those liberated countries have actually fared.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor


The European Union has been dealt a series of jarring blows in recent months. Its attempts to forge closer ties with eastern neighbors helped trigger a massive crisis in Ukraine, and Russia continues to contest its influence across the region. In May, anti-EU parties made major gains in European Parliament elections. Yet because of the union’s democratic underpinnings, each of these apparent setbacks contains the seeds of future success.

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Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

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