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The Code of Television and Radio Broadcasting of the Republic of Moldova,
No. 260, adopted on 27 July 2006, published in the М.О. No. 131, dated 18 August 2006

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Article 14. Guarantees of confidentiality of sources of information
(1) The confidentiality of information sources used in preparing and broadcasting news, programmes and other
elements of programme systems shall be guaranteed by law.
(2) A journalist or programme creator shall have the right not to provide information that might reveal the source
of information received in line of his/her professional duties.
(3) Data that might reveal a source of information shall be:
(a) the surname, telephone number, address and other personal data, as well as the voice or face of the
source;
(b) the specific circumstances under which the journalist received information;
(c) part of the information provided to the journalist by the source but not made public;
(d) personal data about the journalist or the broadcasting company associated with activities to obtain the
information that is made public.
(4) Persons who become aware of information that might reveal a source of information in the process of
gathering, editing or broadcasting information by virtue of their professional relationship with journalists shall
enjoy the same protection as journalists themselves.
(5) A source of information may be revealed subject to a court order only if this is necessary to protect national
security or public order, as well as for the purpose of resolving a court case, on the conditions that:
(a) alternative means for attaining the purpose at hand are absent or have been exhausted;
(b) there are more judicial arguments in favour of revealing the source than there are judicial arguments in
favour of not revealing it.

Article 15. Protection of journalists
(1) Relevant public authorities shall ensure:
(a) protection of journalists in cases when pressure is brought to bear on them or they receive threats in an
attempt to hamper or substantially restrict their freedom to carry out their professional activities;
(b) security of offices and premises of broadcasting companies in cases when they receive threats in an
attempt to hamper or substantially restrict their freedom to carry out their professional activities.
(2) Protection of journalists and security of offices and premises of broadcasting companies in accordance with
part (1) may not serve as a pretext for infringing on the right of a journalist to express his/her opinion, for
hampering or restricting the freedom of journalists to perform their professional activities or exercise their
fundamental rights.
(3) Physical (mental) coercion and exerting of pressure by means of intimidation of television and radio journalists
for the purpose of compelling them to violate the code of journalist ethics shall be punishable by law.