Agenda for October 2023

This month, the Independent Journalism Centre (IJC) continues its work with lots of enthusiasm and an extensive program of captivating events. We warmly invite you to participate in these events that we have prepared with care for journalists, educators, and all interested individuals. We are delighted to have you with us.

Mediacritica portal will bring more tips and useful materials related to accurate information during the electoral campaign and elections throughout this month.  Additionally, we will challenge you to test your knowledge of discrimination through a quiz and will continue to explain concepts related to cybersecurity in the weekly section  #PeÎnțeles (In Plain Terms).  At the end of the month, we will release a new edition of Podcast CuMINTE (MINDful Podcast).

Media Azi Portal continues to track the most significant events related to the work of the press, and Tatiana Ețco will come with a commentary on the mental health of journalists in the context of World Mental Health Day on 10 October. In addition, we will publish two interviews: one with Jeanne Cavelier from Reporters Without Borders, and another discussion with Monica Vazquez from the United Nations Refugee Agency.

On 26 October, we will launch the second edition of Moldova Media Literacy Forum 2023. During this event, IJC aims to bring together decision-makers, Media Education teachers, local and foreign experts in Chișinău to discuss the latest developments in the field, share the experiences of neighboring countries, and explore the prospects for media education in Moldova. The Forum will take place at “Clasa Viitorului”, located on the premises of Ion Creangă State Pedagogical University. Register for the Forum here:

Furthermore, in October IJC and the Chișinău General Directorate for Education, Youth, and Sports will organize two more workshops involving decision-makers from educational institutions in Chișinău. The discussions will address topics such as communication during crisis or informational uncertainty.

We will also launch video podcasts on “How to Improve Social Services?”,  addressing the quality and accessibility of social services, professional development of social assistance staff, cost-effectiveness of social services, and other related topics.  The materials are intended for social workers and CSOs developing social services in various locations across the Republic of Moldova.

In the second half of October, the first two monitoring reports for ten TV stations will be released, which will inform the audience about media behavior during the local electoral campaign of 5 November and access of electoral competitors to the media.

During the Media Education Week this October, IJC will launch a media education contest for primary school students. Ten teams consisting of three students each will compete to test their knowledge in media education and promote media culture in their schools. The competition will take place in person on 2 November, in Chișinău.

IJC will continue to monitor closely the legislative developments in the area of media and will provide free legal consultations to journalists and media outlets.  It will also maintain the “Media Lawyer” section on portal, where one can find answers to legal questions from journalists.

To keep up to date with IJC work, visit our website,, . You can also find us on Facebook – Independent Journalism Center Moldova, Media Azi, and Mediacritica; Twitter, Telegram and Instagram.

The IJC work is supported financially by Deutsche Welle Akademie/Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, USAID, UK, Internews, U.S. Embassy in Chișinău, Soros Foundation-Moldova, Swiss Government, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chișinău, Sweden, European Union, and Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).


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