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30 March 2012 |

Investigative journalist badly injured in targeted attack

Leonids Jakobsons was attacked in the stairwell of his apartment building as he returned home after work. After firing shots at him at close range, his two assailants beat him and kicked him.
18 May 2010 |

Police search journalist's house, confiscate computer and other data

IPI is alarmed by the apparent disregard for source protection laws and press freedom demonstrated by the police in the course of their investigation.
26 June 2007 |

Director of popular current affairs programme dismissed; RSF concerned about motives

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has voiced support for investigative TV journalist Arta Giga following her dismissal as director of state-owned LTV's extremely popular weekly current affairs programme "De Facto," which has on several occasions exposed abuse of authority and corruption by politicians.
14 September 2006 |

Journalists' telephone conversations with sources taped by government, leaked to media

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is an IFJ media release:
5 July 2005 |

WAN concerned at criminal prosecution and apparent intimidation campaign against daily

(WAN/IFEX) - The following is a 4 July 2005 letter to Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis:
28 April 2005 |

IPI concerned over draft Latvian Law on Public Service Broadcasting Organisations

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a 27 April 2005 IPI letter to President Vaira Vike-Freiberga:

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