PRAGUE - Radio Europa Libera Moldova, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Moldovan Service, is today launching a new project in collaboration with Teleradio-Moldova, the country’s public broadcaster. Moldova 1, Teleradio-Moldova's main channel, will co-produce and broadcast Thursdays with Liliana Barbăroșie, a live weekly talk show moderated by RFE/RL’s Liliana Barbăroșie.
Rooted in RFE/RL’s editorial independence and professionalism, Thursdays with Liliana Barbăroșie will provide Moldovan audiences with uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.
Alexandru Eftode, Acting Director of RFE/RL’s Moldovan Service, welcomed the launch. Said Eftode, “We are pleased to announce this collaboration with Teleradio-Moldova and are excited to connect with new audiences in Moldova through our programming, which focuses on the events and developments that impact people’s lives”.
The show debuts at 19:30 EET today with a discussion on Moldova’s relations with Romania ahead of a joint meeting of the Moldovan and Romanian governments in Chișinău scheduled for February 11. Barbăroșie’s guest is Victor Chirila, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Romania.
Liliana Barbăroșie, a correspondent with RFE/RL’s Moldovan Service since 2007, is a three-time recipient of the journalist of the year award presented by Moldova’s Center for Independent Journalism and the Committee for Press Freedom. Covering political, security and economic news, Barbăroșie has also pioneered several innovations at the Moldovan Service, including the launch of an elections podcast.
Moldova 1, one of the country’s most watched TV channels, already carries RFE/RL content. Current Time’s news and commentary show Newsday airs Monday to Friday at 22:15 EET and the Moldovan Service’s Clear and Simple documentaries air on the first Wednesday of every month at 21:30 EET, moving to every Thursday as of March.
RFE/RL relies on its networks of local reporters to provide accurate news and information to more than 37 million people every week in 27 languages and 23 countries where media freedom is restricted, or where a professional press has not fully developed. Its videos were viewed 7 billion times on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram/IGTV in FY2021. RFE/RL is an editorially independent media company funded by a grant from the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media.