Posts tagged as press

Press suppliers in Latvia overjoyed with government’s success finding necessary funding

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Transport Ministry has managed to find the necessary additional EUR 3.7 million to finance press supplies, said Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits after a meeting of the government coalition cooperation council on Monday, 12 August. The minister said the ministry has evaluated the train procurement schedule for Pasažieru vilciens (PV) and has found a way to divert funding from planned PV depot construction and machinery procurement from 2020 to 2021. «Press…

New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Israel’s raucous political world is on edge, counting down to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or whether there will be an unpresented second election of the year. Backchannel negotiations are continuing to try and find a compromise that will allow Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu faction to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition. Without him, Netanyahu has no parliamentary majority and won’t be…

Opinion digest: Only press alone can regulate the free press

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Press executives and journalists have no excuse for allowing some kind of roundtable to take charge of the press freedom situation in Estonia — this is and must remain their job, writes political observer Martin Kala in an opinion piece originally published by daily Postimees on Sunday night. A week and a half ago, ERR ran an article announcing that Estonia’s press freedom had been ranked 11th in Reporters Without…

Before elections in Latvia, 63 percent of publications in the Russian press was negative

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Last year before the Saeima elections in Latvia, 63 percent of publications in the Russian press expressed a negative attitude towards Latvia, said the Latvian Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB), citing its monitoring results. Considering that in recent years Russia had implemented several complicated influence operations in the West coinciding with the elections in the United States, France and Germany, SAB intensively analysed Russia’s propaganda media in the period before the…

Press the Button, Baby! New ‘Sex Device’ Vows to Reduce Failed Foreplay Attempts (Video)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

For those couples who feel the passion but may not be sufficiently stimulated to make the first move, a new tech solution has been proposed to help lovebirds “get it on when they are both floating at the ‘interest’ level.” The new gadget, called LoveSync, comes in a shape of a button, which one would press if they feel randy, instead of asking their partner for sex. The message is then passed to a person’s partner…

Government decides to give journalists free access to Center of Registers’ info

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lithuania’s government on Wednesday made a decision which, its representatives say, will create conditions for journalists to get free of charge access to information from the Center of Registers. The adopted resolution states the costs of providing information to journalists will be covered from the state budget. The Ministry of Transport and Communications estimates it will cost the state 25,000-30,000 euros per month. The costs of providing information to journalists…