No Picture
Society

The Russian information war in Lithuania

Lithuania is one of many countries where Russia is waging war for hearts and minds – the information war. It is a war fought on television, the internet, and newspapers without any loss of human life. The goal, however, is the same as in any classic warfare scenario: controlling the central political processes of the enemy state. […]

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Journalist says Estonia’s Russian-language media fairly unbiased on Ukraine coverage

Estonia‘s Russian-language media provides diverse coverage of the Ukraine events, while Estonian journalists can be faulted “in a good way” for bias, says a journalist for one of ERR’s Russian-language services. […]

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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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Kremlin’s strategy: complicated, obscure, manipulative, yet effective

The situation in Ukraine is becoming more intense – military conflicts are still going on, and cases of Russian aggression in the country is reported frequently. […]

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.” […]

Journalism, media
Politics

President Grybauskaitė signs into law provisions expanding media freedom

President Dalia Grybauskaitė signed amendments to the Law on Provision of Information to the Public and amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure. […]

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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 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. […]

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Lithuanian state television to air Russian-language news on Ukraine

Lithuanian national television LRT will launch a new Russian-language broadcast covering events in Ukraine. On 14 July, the national television LRT will start broadcasting news broadcasts News.Ukraine prepared by Ukrainian journalists. […]