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.

Volunteers clean up the rubbles from a destroyed residential building in Borodyanka. Following the recapture of Borodyanka by the Ukrainian forces, the city was heavily devastated and turned into ruins under intense fighting and shelling.

Nations in Transit — Moldova Country Report

Moldova is categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Moldova Country Report

Moldova is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

Freedom House Programs in Moldova

Moldova press freedom

Moldova Media-M

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.

Court of Accounts of the Republic of Moldova. Local government services.

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. 

Moldova FFF program hero image

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.