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Širinskienė refuses to join a discussion due to Jakilaitis‘ participation

“Farmer” Agnė Širinskienė refused to participate in events moderated by journalist Edmundas Jakilaitis while an investigation of the Lithuanian national broadcaster LRT is ongoing in the Seimas. She provided this explanation after refusing to participate […]

Virginijus Valentinavičius

Virginijus Valentinavičius. LRT, camouflage rhetoric and the rough truth

There wouldn’t even have been a discussion over the LRT’s finances if the LRT had voluntarily handed over all the numbers requested by the Lithuanian parliament and would this way have forestalled the question’s deliberations. […]

Most Influential in Lithuania 2017: News Media personalities

Most Influential in Lithuania 2017: News Media list

Both the country’s elite and the public are unanimous in their perception of the most influential journalists. The list is topped by Edmundas Jakilaitis, Andrius Tapinas, Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė and Rimvydas Valatka. These are the results […]

The Seimas

Seimas electoral debates begin with economics

Four week cycle of Seimas electoral debates has commenced. Politicians will be discussing the topics of economics, demographics, justice and social politics. The leaders of Lithuanian parties or their representatives will be engaged in live debates, trying to attract potential voters. The first debate featured representatives from the Order and Justice Party, Lithuanian Green Party, Lithuanian Polish Electoral Action – Christian Families’ Union (LLRA-KŠP), Lithuanian Freedom Union (liberals), S. Buškevičius and Nationalists’ coalition “Against corruption and poverty”. The leaders of the Lithuanian Green Party, Lithuanian Freedom Union and the coalition “Against corruption and poverty” were present with the other parties delegating representatives. […]

PM Algirdas Butkevičius at the DELFI TV Conference

Backlash against Central Electoral Commission directive regarding live interviews

With the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) requesting to cancel an interview with PM Algirdas Butkevičius in the LRT news show Laba Diena, Lietuva (Good day, Lithuania), citing a ban on politicians participating in Seimas elections from appearing on live television shows, there has been a backlash from a number of prominent media figures such as Edmundas Jakilaitis, Rimvydas Valatka and Aistė Žilinskienė. […]