Information society and internet governance


Network Neutrality in the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau 19 December 2016
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Network Neutrality in the Republic of Moldova

On 28 November 2016, following the Council of Europe expert’s field mission to Moldova during October 17-18 (on existing regulatory legal framework with regard to Council of Europe Recommendation on protecting and promoting the right to freedom of expression and the right to private life and EU Regulation 2015/2120 of 25 November 2015 on Open and neutral Internet), the roundtable presented the findings and recommendations to Moldovan authorities, civil society and ICT companies interviewed in the field of network neutrality, safety of Internet and human rights.

The Report addresses the current legal gaps of the Republic of Moldova in protection of human rights online, Telekom regulation and recommends which legal provisions shall to be harmonized with Council of Europe  and European Union standards and legal practices.

The event has been organised within the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe Joint PCF Project “Strengthening the respect for human rights in the implementation of the Digital Agenda of Moldova”.

Specific objective: national legislation and/or policy related to Internet governance is improved in line with the European Convention on Human Rights and relevant Council of Europe standards.


  • national internet legislation and policies are in line with Council of Europe adopted standards on internet and human rights;
  • internet users are aware of the remedies and redress available when human rights online violations occur;
  • a national Internet governance multi-stakeholder dialogue is established/supported in each targeted country;
  • a regional Internet governance campus is established and becomes sustainable;
  • co-operation mechanism procedures are in place;
  • Eastern Partnership countries internet stakeholders’ take active part in global internet governance dialogue and policy discussion.