Tristram Perry

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.” […]

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky to establish new online media channel in Latvia

Former head of the Russian oil company Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a known anti-Kremlin figure who was released from prison in late 2013, has revealed plans to establish a new online news site based in Latvia, reports. […]

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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 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. […]

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Seimas passes law giving media greater protection from law enforcement

On Thursday, the Lithuanian Parliament adopted amendments to the Law on Provision of Information to the Public and the Code of Criminal Procedure initiated by President Dalia Grybauskaitė. It is hoped this will enhance freedom of the press, democracy and respect of human rights. […]