Unimedia.md

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UNIMEDIA.INFO
Web address http://www.unimedia.info/
Commercial? yes
Type of site News site
Owner Interact Media
Alexa rank

17 in Moldova

49,607 globally[1]

UNIMEDIA.INFO is a Moldovan news site. It was founded in 2007 by Tudor Darie, Dumitru Ciorici, Vasile Galuşca and Sergiu Găluşca. As of March 2013, they claim to have 120,500 daily visits and 500,000 daily page views.[2] Radio Free Europe has described it as "a largely pro-opposition media outlet."[3]

UNIMEDIA was integrated to New Media Group in January 2008.[4] After, in January 2010, UNIMEDIA was transferred to Interact Media.

Political pressure[edit]

In April 2008, UNIMEDIA was summoned to surrender the IP addresses of commentators to the authorities. Unimedia refused, arguing that IP addresses were only stored for a period of 10 days.[5][6] June 2008 saw reports of NGO protests against what was called the unjustified seizure of computer equipment.[7] In the run-up to July 2009 elections, it was reported that Unimedia and its parent company had been issued warnings by Moldovan authorities regarding visitor messages that were alleged to be a "call to violence and mass disorder, a call to removal and change of the constitutional system," as reported by Oliver Vujović of the South East Europe Media Organisation in the Bulgarian newspaper The Sofia Echo.[3][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "unimedia.info". Alexa. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Unimedia.md: Moldova's answer to the post-Soviet media gloom in Window on the Media, December 2008". Windowonthemedia.com. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Moldovan Opposition Website Threatened With Closure". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "New Media Group a preluat portalul de ştiri UNIMEDIA". Nmg.md. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  5. ^ "UNIMEDIA nu şi-a trădat vizitatorii!". Nmg.md. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  6. ^ Canţîr, Alexandru (21 April 2008). "Unimedia nu dezvăluie identitatea unor forumişti". BBC Romanian. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "ONG de media din Moldova şi-au exprimat protestul faţă de sechestrarea calculatoarelor unor forumişti ce şi-au expus opinia pe Internet". Interlic News Agency. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Oliver Vujović (24 July 2009). "Deep concern about Moldova media incidents". The Sofia Echo. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 

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