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Save Romania's Democracy

Save Romania's Democracy

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All the organizations that have booked publicity spots with Intact Trust., McDonald's, Volksbank, Orange, Vodafone, Germanos, L'óreal, Henkel, Bayer, Unilever South Central Europe, Carrefour, Real

Stimate domnule, stimata doamna,

Aceasta scrisoare este scrisa in numele cetatenilor ingrijorati de soarta democratiei in Romania.

In timp ce scriem aceasta scrisoare o lovitura de stat are loc in Romania. Societatea civica din Romania este debusolata si dezechilibrata. Statul de drept este atacat. Aceasta lovitura de stat a fost facilitata de o propaganda intensa si bine pusa la punct din ultimii 7 ani dusa impotriva institutiilor statului considerate de actuala putere ca fiind “contaminate”, si anume sistemul judiciar, presedintele Traian Basescu si toti politicienii din intreg spectrul politic ce se opun acestor afirmatii .

Intensificata in ultimii doi ani si mai ales dupa incarcerarea fostului prim ministru Adrian Nastase, campania de denigrare a fost condusa aproape exclusiv de cele trei canale de televiziune ale trustului INTACT - posturile Anetna 1, Antena 2 si Antena 3 – ce apartin domnului Dan Voiculescu sau (pentru a camufla acest lucru) familiei sale.. Partidul propriu al domnului Dan Voiculescu (PC – partidul conservator) a fost – din motive de neinteles – membru al fiecarui guvern din Romania post-comunista, indiferent de culoarea politica majoritara a acestuia. Acest lucru i-a garantat influenta in fiecare administratie. Dovedit ca un colaborator al fostei Securitati si in prezent anchetat pentru frauda, trafic de influenta si spalare de bani, isi foloseste pozitia dominanta pentru propriul interes politic (si foarte probabil, si criminal). Companii, ca a dumneavoastra de exemplu, platesc o gramada de bani pentru spatiu de reclama trustului Intact, finantand astfel involuntar campania de dezinformare a acestuia. Angajatii acestui trust inventeaza sau interpreteaza eronat fapte pentru a inventa un alt adevar, folosind o retorica totalitara – propaganda, dezinformare si o provocare permanenta la ura – lucruri inacceptabile in orice societate occidentala.

Absenteismul romanilor la vot, pasivitatea relativa a societatii civile in fata acestui tsunami politic se datoreaza confuziei create de manipularea permanenta a opiniei publice de catre posturile de televiziune ale trustului Intact. Aceasta retorica de defaimare si rastalmacire a adevarului prin minciuni a fost folosita inca din prima clipa de functionare si este evident ca acuma datoria lor este sa acopere minciunile prim-ministrului Victor Ponta, a unei parti din administratia guvernului sau/ si a presedintelui Crin Antonescu. Acest lucru este cu atat mai periculos cu cat Romania nu a scapat inca in intregime de mentalitatile unui regim totalitar , iar democratia romana este inca fragile si nu a prins inca radacini solide in mentalitatea populara.

O mare parte a societatii romane considera totusi ca informarea obiectiva si corecta a populatiei trebuie respectata si incurajata. Nu opiniile sau preferintele politice deranjeaza, ci stirile inventate sau rastalmacite, fapte inventate si mintirea audientei.

Suntem ferm convinsi ca societatea comerciala pe care o conduceti, intemeiata intr-o tara cu practici democratice adanc inradacinate, nu doreste sa finanteze – fie si indirect – fortele anti-democratice ce ameninta fragile democratie si statul de drept din Romania.

De aceea semnatarii acestei scrisori roaga cu respect compania dumneavoastra sa se indeparteze si nu mai finanteze prin cumpararea timpului de reclama pe aceste canale astfel de practici nedemocratice.


This petition is written in the name of Romanian citizens deeply concerned about democracy in Romania.

As we are writing this petition, a coup d’etat is taking place in Romania. The civil society is confused and out of balance. The rule of law is under heavy attack. This coup was enabled by a 7-year long, well-orchestrated television disinformation campaign, targeted towards Romanian institutions perceived by the present political forces in power as being “disobedient”, namely the judicial system, president Traian Băsescu and all the politicians that were against certain special interest groups. Intensified during the last two years, and especially after the incarceration of former Prime Minister Năstase, the denigration campaign has been conducted almost exclusively through the media belonging to Intact Trust – Antena 1, Antena 2 and especially Antena 3, owned by Mr. Voiculescu or his family. Proven former communist “Security” informant and currently under investigation for fraud, traffic of influence and money-laundering, Voiculescu is using his media empire for his own political (and probably criminal) interest. Companies, such as yours, are paying a lot of money for advertising spots to Intact Trust, thus unwittingly financing Voiculescu’s misuse of informational power. The people from Intact Trust produce their own stories and truth and use a totalitarian rhetoric - USL propaganda, disinformation and promotion of hatred - utterly unacceptable in any society that is part of the western world.

The relative passivity of the civil society confronted with the current political tsunami is overwhelmingly due to the constant manipulation of truth by the Impact Trust television channels. Their news broadcast is using this rhetoric of lying, defamation and word twisting since its very beginning and now obviously it is their duty to cover the lies of the current Prime Minister Victor Ponta, of parts of his government and of the intermediary president of Romania, Crin Antonescu. This is especially dangerous since Romania, a country with a horrendous totalitarian past, has a very fragile democracy, which lacks well established democratic practices and mind-sets. The Romanian civil society at large considers that objective and correct information should be respected and encouraged. We are not talking about political preferences or opinions, we are talking about faking news, creating ‘facts’ and simply lying to the audience!

We are firmly convinced that your businesses, born in countries with established democratic practices, do not wish to finance – be it even indirectly - non-democratic forces that threaten the fragile democracy and rule of law in Romania.

Therefore, the signatories of this petition would like to ask that your company refrains from supporting these media organizations by not buying advertising time from them.

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