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Alexandru Rusu and Cătălin Gomboș are two employees of the public radio station that ended up in front of an enquiry commission as they raised in public a legitimate question: is the mission of the public station Radio Romania to promote its own interests and the interests of the management, envisaged by a legislative and organizational change? The background of the event comes from the spring of 2016, when Radio Romania (SRR) started a campaign against the modification the legislation which regulated the functioning of the institution. A short review done by paginademedia.ro shows that a multitude of politicians, businessmen, personalities supported the one angle campaign of the SRR. The campaign was orien-

Author: Septimius Parvu. Photo: pixabay.com

ted only on the interest of the management of the radio and the National Audio-visual Directorate publicly sanctioned the derailments. Although the two journalists used the Whistleblower Act, the..

 

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