Oxford University last week published reports on press freedom in a number of countries in Eastern Europe: Bulgaria,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
Romania does not do very well.
The reports are based on a number of in-depth interviews with key local media people, and while no report of this kind can ever be considered fully objective or definitive, there is much here that will ring true with anyone who has the slightest knowledge of how the Romanian press works.
There are links to the other country reports here.