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Society

Why Viasat will not stop airing propagandist Russian channels

A couple of weeks ago, Lithuania lifted the three-month suspension of the broadcasting of the Russian channel RTR Planeta. Prior to that, NTV Mir Lithuania resumed its broadcasts. Along with the PBK (First Baltic Channel), these channels comprise the backbone of the pro-Putin propaganda that is disseminated in Lithuania. This and more is covered in the following journalist investigation. […]

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Politics

Lithuanian politicians do not shun news media control

A number of politicians are in control of news media outlets, both those in the ruling coalition and the opposition parties, according to a dataset from 2013 on news media ownership. […]

Tristram Perry
Society

Social media guru from US State Department: Facebook and Twitter are not going to end civilization

Tristram Perry, Public Affairs Officer at the United States Embassy in Kazakhstan, insists that social media can be an effective tool in the hands of state institutions, yet one that requires understanding and discipline to use. “I think social media is sometimes seen as a magic bullet, but it is not one,” he tells the Lithuania Tribune. “It is one tool of many, which has to be chosen wisely since you cannot nail a nail with a shoe.” […]

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Society

Lithuanian court finds tapping reporters’ conversations unlawful

A Vilnius court ruled on Thursday that wiretapping of telephone conversations of BNS journalists was unlawful. […]

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Uncategorized

Western media’s indifference to Ukraine – dangerous for Lithuania?

Major English-speaking TV channels do not devote enough attention to the events in Ukraine, even though the battles are more blood-stained than in other countries, notes philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis. According to him, it is an important lesson to learn for Lithuania and other Baltic countries: the media can be very ignorant, even though there is a massive war going on with vague Russian attempts to intervene, all resulting in great numbers of victims. People interviewed by LRT.lt believe that such information in the media is essential, as it helps to prepare and organize a collective political pressure, and it is easier for governments to make decisions accordingly. […]