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Romania media group: Dump draft law that harms press freedom

October 12, 2017 10:19 AM
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BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romanian media group has protested a draft law that would allow Parliament to arbitrarily dismiss the chief of the Agerpres national news agency, saying that could damage media independence.

The Mediasind journalists' trade union said Thursday the proposal would give too much authority to politicians and urged that it be dropped. It says "any political force could find that the director-general is not 'loyal' enough to the government, regardless of the quality of the work."

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