Moldova has a competitive electoral environment, and the freedoms of assembly, speech, and religion are largely protected. Nonetheless, pervasive corruption in the government sector, links between major political parties and powerful economic interests, and deficiencies in the rule of law continue to hamper democratic governance.
Flagship Research on Moldova
Freedom in the World — Moldova Country Report
Moldova is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2021, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Nations in Transit — Moldova Country Report
Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Moldova receives a Democracy Percentage of 35 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2020 report.
Freedom House Programs in Moldova
Freedom House is a proud partner of Internews in implementing the multi-year MEDIA-M project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK Aid.
Supporting Judicial Integrity in Moldova
Freedom House implements the multi-year Mobilizing Civil Society to Support Judicial Integrity in the Republic of Moldova project, aims to support justice sector reform in Moldova.
Citizens Speak: Advancing Citizen-Led Democratic Reform in Moldova
The Citizens Speak program aims to empower citizens to seize this moment of political risk and opportunity by tipping the scales in favor of meaningful democratic reforms in Moldova.
Call for Researchers: Special Report on Access to Information in Moldova
April 2, 2021
Report: Digital Election Interference Widespread in Countries Across the Democratic Spectrum
December 7, 2020
Ensuring Democracy Holds in Moldova
November 20, 2020
An Effective Press Requires Gender Equality
August 19, 2020
In Eastern Europe and Beyond, a Dearth of Guidance on Regulating Disinformation
July 8, 2020
Moldova: Address the Lingering and New Challenges Facing Access to Information
Testimony and remarks
June 30, 2020