Moldova Will Receive from Denmark 200,000 Euros to Support Freedom of the Press and Fight Misinformation
Denmark will grant 200,000 euros to Moldova for programs that support freedom of the press and counteract disinformation, announces the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu, had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod.
The officials spoke about the bilateral agenda, the consolidation of democracy, and the process of European integration of Moldova.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the context of deepening the dialogue with the European Union, especially in everything related to the environment and combating the negative effects of climate change, Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu noted a potential for taking Danish expertise in ensuring the transition to a green economy and digital transformation.
“I welcomed the announcement of my Danish counterpart on the allocation through the New Democracy Fund of an amount of 200,000 euros for programs that support press freedom in Moldova and counteract misinformation. We share with Denmark the conviction that free and independent media is a cornerstone of any democracy,” said Minister Nicu Popescu.
The program will focus in particular on developing the capacities of the regional media, including from Autonomous Territorial Unit Găgăuzia, the breakaway Transnistrian region, Taraclia, and Bălți, supporting activities that can contribute to increasing the professionalism and training of investigative journalists.