Romanian Television Society
The Romanian Television is an autonomous public service of national interest which broadcasts on six channels: TVR 1, TVR 2, TVR 3, TVR International, TVR Moldova and TVR HD. TVR covers the most important national news through its five territorial studios: Cluj, Craiova, Iaşi, Timişoara, Tîrgu-Mureş. The TVR programs are designed so as to address a wide audience all across the social spectrum. Through its way of functioning, as a public television service, TVR covers in a balanced manner all genres of TV production.
Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research
The National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives
The National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) is an autonomous administrative authority with legal personality under the control of the Romanian Parliament, which functions ruled under O.U.G. no. 24/2008 regarding the access to one’s own file and the disclosure of the Securitate, approved with modifications and completions through Law no. 293/2008.
The activity of CNSAS includes the preservation and capitalization of the archive of the former Securitate, the facilitation of the access to the files in its custody for both petitioners and researchers, as well as the disclosure of the collaborators and members of the repressive communist regime. CNSAS also encourages the historical research through the organization of round tables, conferences and seminars, as well as the editing and publishing of volumes.
The National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism
The National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism (INST) was founded on April 13, 1993 as a research and documentation department subordinated to the Romanian Academy. Its objectives are the collection, archiving, research and publishing of documents referring to the forms of totalitarianism experienced by the Romanian society in the 20th century. Across its two decades of existence, INST, led by former political prisoner Radu Ciuceanu, stood out through its published documents, the volumes published under its aegis, as well as the symposiums it organized.
The National Archives of Romania
With an official history of nearly two centuries, the National Archives of Romania represents the main state institution responsible with storing, conserving and capitalizing the documents of historical value. Regarding the research of the communist period, the National Archives of Romania manages generous funds of the Romanian Labor Party/ The Romanian Communist Party, of the institutions functioning during 1945-1989, but also those of other socio-economic structures from the mentioned period.
The Association of Former Political Prisoners and Victims of Dictatorship in Romania
The Association of Former Political Prisoners and Victims of Dictatorship in Romania (AFDPR) was created during the first few weeks after the fall of the communist regime and is the only organization that reunites and represents the interests of the former political prisoners and their families. The AFDPR also includes the people deported by the communist authorities or those persecuted on political grounds.
Until 2008 the organization was led by Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, one of the most powerful voices from the Romanian public space supporting the disclosure of the Securitate officers. AFDPR is currently led by Octav Bjoza.