Apr 9, 2009

keeping track of events in Moldova


  • Twitter #pman - which stands for Piața Marii Adunări Naționale, in Chișinău / main communication channel


+ our view on the matter is that Romanian officials should show no hesitation in helping, by any diplomatic means possible, the enforcement of human rights in Moldova, regardless of any pressure put on our state by Russian officials.
Our help should consist of spreading across the irregularities and abuse that happen right now just a few hours away from our homes. International media has taken a very shallow attitude by mostly ignoring moldavian free press reports and focusing on news coming mainly from russian-based correspondents. This is somewhat understandable, seeing how other-than-russian journalists are not received in Moldova.
As most of you already know, Russia and communist Moldova's attitude translates into something that might sound like: Whatever move done by Romania, other than putting the protests on ignore, will be regarded as a unionist act.
This attitude is confirmed and fed by our own "helping" fellow romanians, through putting up banners that serve no purpose but their own. In an attempt to offer genuine help, we should not take this opportunity to promote our own beliefs and affiliations, or even worse, convert it to a memento of history and geography lessons taught by communist regime.
While nationalist views are indeed seductive, we should respect Moldova's fragile situation by not diverting their efforts for real freedom. Putting question marks on their initiative is the worst we can do and we should learn from our experience: a revolution for freedom questioned to this day through the implications of interested parties.
Still, should we be afraid to do the tenth part of what others have done for Romania's freedom?

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