No Picture
Society

Why Lithuania banned Russian TV channel

Lithuania made international headlines last week when its Radio and Television Commission decided to institute a blanket ban on all programmes of a Russian TV channel. The channel in question, RTR Planeta, is registered in Sweden, but its content is entirely Russian-produced. The Commission had previously suspended broadcasts of individual programmes, saying they violated Lithuanian laws, but RTR Planeta would not stop. […]

No Picture
Society

Lithuania’s media watchdog suspends broadcasting of Russian TV channel

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission on Wednesday instituted a three-month suspension of broadcasts of the Russian-language television channel RTR Planeta. […]

Peter Pomerantsev, „Epoch Times“ nuotr.
Uncategorized

Peter Pomerantsev: Big media need their Geneva convention

As Russia wages war in Ukraine, attacking not just military targets but also basic common sense with aggressive misinformation and propaganda campaign, information has become a security issue. Faced with new and quite unprecedented challenges, big media is approaching a moment when it will need to have a Geneva convention moment – get together and agree on a global self-regulation mechanism, says British journalist and author Peter Pomerantsev. […]

Society

Lithuanian court suspends Russian channel’s broadcasts for 3 months

A Vilnius court on Thursday ruled to suspend broadcasts of the Russian-language Ren TV Baltic in Lithuania for three months. […]

No Picture
Uncategorized

Russian media under ever-tightening grip of the Kremlin

After Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law limiting foreign capital in Russian media companies to 20 percent, there are fears this will undercut the last remaining voices in the country that dare to be critical of the government. But despite massive pressure, a handful of Russian journalists refuse to give in. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
Opinion

Opinion: Information war – no need for mobilization yet

The heralds of information wars are disconcerted, identify ever more battlefields, call on proper mobilisation. The latest example is the response of Aleksandras Matonis to a report aired on the Russian TV, in which members of the expedition Mission Russia have been referred to as tourists following the traces of the WW II victims and reportedly hoping that in the future joint Russian-Lithuanian groups would be travelling Europe to pay homage to the fallen Soviet soldiers. The leader of the expedition said such hope was actually expressed by the Russian journalist. […]

Politics

Lithuania edges down in Freedom House democracy index

Lithuania has dropped in Freedom House‘s democracy index due to the country’s law enforcement’s actions against BNS news agency. But in terms of media independence and the general assessment, the Baltic country remains one of the most democratic countries among those that have gone through changes in their political systems. […]