3. Cases of disinformation, misinformation and hate speech [..] 3.1 ‘Colonialism’ by the West [..] According to a RAND report (Helmut et al. 2018), Russian actors are actively engaged in disseminating disinformation to Russian speakers in the Baltics, through a variety of means including traditional and social media. According to the report, in some cases … Continue reading "Disinformation campaigns about LGBTI+ people in the EU and foreign influence (excerpt), 2021"
The rights of linguistic minorities continue to be violated in the country. Thus, the Latvian government has banned the delivery of printed materials on vaccination against COVID-19 in Russian to residents. The scope of teaching in minority languages is decreasing. A «requirement of loyalty» (loyalty to the state) is being imposed on teachers and school … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpts), 2021"
On strengthening the Latvian language as the sole state language [..] A On the constitutional foundations of the Latvian language as the sole state language [..] B On the specific tasks in strengthening the status of the Latvian language as the sole state language [..] VI [..] The Russian language is a foreign language which … Continue reading "President’s letter to the Cabinet (excerpts), 2021"
The Committee of Ministers [..] [..] 2. Adopts the following recommendations in respect of Latvia: In addition to the measures to be taken to implement the detailed recommendations contained in sections I and II of the opinion of the Advisory Committee, the authorities are invited to take the following measures to improve further the implementation … Continue reading "Resolution on Framework Convention (excerpt), 2021"
In the conversation, Ribeiro referred to the developments in December 2020 when Latvian journalists and publicists, reportedly collaborating with the online websites Baltnews and Sputnik (founded and/or owned by Rossiya Segodnya, the Russian state-run news company), were obstructed in their work by the State Security Service of Latvia who searched their apartments and briefly detained them. The two also … Continue reading "Press release on a meeting with Latvian ambassador (excerpt), 2021"