Links on language-related documents and statistics

Language and demographics Central Statistical Bureau. 2011 census results on languages (press release); (tables); (maps of Riga and Jurmala cities); (Resident population in statistical regions, cities and counties by sex, language mostly spoken at home and age group). Central Statistical Bureau. 2017 survey results on languages Education statistics Ministry of Education and Science. 2019/2020 statistics on … Continue reading "Links on language-related documents and statistics"

From information laundering to influence activities (excerpt), 2020

[..] Attacks on democracy at large The chapter about the Kremlin’s information influence activities uses Latvia’s case, where the country’s education system is transferring to the Latvian language in Russian language public schools where studying is currently split 60-40 between Latvian and Russian languages respectively. Obviously, the reform is not welcomed by some and thus … Continue reading "From information laundering to influence activities (excerpt), 2020"

HCNM letter to the Parliament’s Speaker on campaigning & tertiary education, 2020

Excellency, As part of the ongoing dialogue between the Government and Saeima of Latvia and the office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, please allow me to address two issues that, in my opinion, are of importance. I took note of the initiative in the Saeima to consider amending the Election Campaigning Law which … Continue reading "HCNM letter to the Parliament’s Speaker on campaigning & tertiary education, 2020"

“Being occupied as a privilege” (excerpt), 2020

[..] The dominating language in the USSR was Russian, and it was heavily promoted in schools and public life at the expense of local languages. [..] Document data: 24.06.2020. Link: Publisher’s notes: as the data from Latvia itself show, Latvian was dominating in Latvia’s schools at the end of Soviet rule. Languages of smallers minorities … Continue reading "“Being occupied as a privilege” (excerpt), 2020"