Chisinau, Moldova. Editorial credit: Pelin Oleg and Nathalia /


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.

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.

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Nations in Transit — Moldova Country Report

Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Moldova receives a Democracy Percentage of 47 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.

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. 

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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.