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Industry news agency
Founded November 5, 1992; 23 years ago (1992-11-05)
Founder Vasile Botnaru
Defunct 31 December 2009
Headquarters Chişinău, Moldova
Key people
Vasile Botnaru
Services News media
Number of employees

BASA-press was a newsagency from the Republic of Moldova. Founded in November 1992, Moldova's oldest independent newsagency ceased its activity in December 2009.


BASA press was founded by a group of five journalists (including Vasile Botnaru) in Chişinău on 5 November 1992. The newsagency was the first independent news agency in the Republic of Moldova.[1] Infotag was the second one, operating officially since 1 December 1993. BASA-press covered the entire range of political, social, economic, business and other events.[2]

On 31 December 2009, BASA-press, Moldova's oldest independent news agency closed down.[3] Agency's ex-director Sergiu Ipati told the agency had been closed down because of the ongoing crisis. In 2009, the Moldovan information market lost another news agency - Flux, which was controlled by the Christian-Democratic People's Party (Moldova).[4]


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