Disinfo: There is a witch hunt in Lithuania against Russian-language print media

Summary

While the Lithuanian president is speaking about the freedom of speech, there is a witch hunt going on in the country against Russian-language print media, searching for alleged state enemies.

Disproof

The National Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission has proposed to block TV channels spreading propaganda on the internet, which initiative is also supported by the Lithuanian Cable Television Association (LKTA).

publication/media

Litovsky Kurier (printed newspaper)
  • Reported in: Issue 32
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: Dalia Grybauskaitė, Censorship, Freedom of speech, Media
  • Outlet: Litovsky Kurier (printed newspaper)

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