A series of online training seminars for the staff of the Coordinating Council of the Audiovisual (CCA), the regulatory Authority of the Republic of Moldova, on international standards related to media monitoring during elections and on how to apply in their daily work the CCA’s revised media monitoring methodology, were held on 29-30 September.
During these workshops, participants were trained on how to monitor political and electoral coverage, debates and talk-shows and advertising in accordance with the revised media monitoring methodology and aligned to the main principles of pluralism.
The trainings also offered participants the opportunity to share with the international trainers from Slovakia, Rastislav Kužel and Marek Mračka, their main challenges encountered during previous elections, as well as the foreseen challenges for the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for November 1st, 2020.
Moreover, the workshops facilitated the sharing of good practices and in-depth understanding of the monitoring practices and practical examples from other countries with a similar political and electoral profiles as Moldova. Reflecting on the opportunity of fostering their media monitoring capacities, Victoria Cecan, Chief of the Audiovisual Council TV Monitoring Department, noted that “our partnership with the Council of Europe Office in Moldova has a long and impactful history, and we are always grateful for the opportunity to improve our professional capacities, especially in the context of the upcoming electoral period.”
The event was organised within the “Promoting European standards in the audio-visual regulation of the Republic of Moldova” Project.