Posts tagged as propaganda

Latvia bans Kremlin propaganda channel RT

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Latvia has banned the Russian state-controlled television channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, saying that it was under control of Dmitry Kiselev, who is on the EU’s sanctions list. On Tuesday, Latvia’s media watchdog, the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), banned seven multilingual channels operated by RT. It also said Latvia will urge other EU countries to follow suit. “We have carried out a very large inspection of…

Public information trumps fighting propaganda during pandemic

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Culture Minister Nauris Puntulis (National Alliance) stated that the need for public safety and information during a crisis situation outweighs the risks associated with supporting Russian propaganda channels by allowing commercial media to use public media content, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on March 26. “I would never consider such a step if it weren’t a crisis. You have to weigh the situation, what’s more important. And the safety…

Estonian MP asks minister about plans to end funding of Russian propaganda channels

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Reform Party parliamentary group deputy chairwoman Keit Pentus-Rosimannus has asked Minister of the Interior Mart Helme (EKRE) regarding the kinds of legislative amendments the Ministry of the Interior plans to submit to end the channeling of Estonian taxpayers’ money to channels linked to Russian influencing activity and participation in the financing of hostile channels this way. “An absurd situation currently exists in Estonia in which security authorities are fighting channels…

Terrorist content must be taken down within one hour

Friday, December 7, 2018

Even though terrorism threat level remains low in Estonia, terrorist propaganda posts have made their way onto Estonian sites. To combat this kind of content, the European Commission wants to pass regulation that would order administrators to remove potentially dangerous posts within one hour. Estonia voiced support for the initiative last week. The Ministry of Internal Affairs finds that the regulation is sorely needed in Europe as recent studies suggest…

How Latvia is going to fight Russian propaganda

By Olga Alehno on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Latvia is actively preparing for Russia’s possible propaganda attacks, similar to those that took place before the elections in the countries of Western Europe and the US. October 6, 2018, the 13th parliamentary elections to take place in the country, which is celebrating its centenary. High-ranking politicians, journalists, and non-governmental organizations are actively involved in developing a strategy of defense against interference from the Eastern border. Uģis Lībietis is a…

Lithuanians trust propaganda more than social networks truth

Monday, March 19, 2018

VILNIUS – Lithuanians have the most confidence in information seen on television or heard on radio, while they least trust the information they find on social networks, shows the latest Eurobarometer survey. Both television and radio is trusted by šu percent of respondents, including 10 percent and 11 percent, respectively, who said they had full confidence in the two information channels. Some 22 percent in Lithuania said they did not…