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.
IPI is alarmed by the apparent disregard for source protection laws and press freedom demonstrated by the police in the course of their investigation.
(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. LTV management announced on 11 June 2007 that she was being removed […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an IFJ media release: IFJ Condemns Publication of Latvian Journalist’s Phone Conversations The International Federation of Journalists and its regional European group today condemned the publication of a Latvian journalist’s telephone conversations in print and broadcast media and called for a full investigation into the taping of those conversations and […]
(WAN/IFEX) – The following is a 4 July 2005 letter to Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis: Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis Riga, Latvia Email: [email protected] 4 July 2005 Dear Prime Minister, We are writing on behalf of the World Association of Newspapers and the World Editors Forum, which represent 18,000 publications in 100 countries, to express our […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is a 27 April 2005 IPI letter to President Vaira Vike-Freiberga: H.E. Vaira Vike-Freiberga President of Latvia Pils laukums 3 Riga, LV-1050 Latvia Fax: +371-709 21 57 Vienna, 27 April 2005 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, leading journalists and media executives in over 120 […]
(WiPC/IFEX) – The Latvian PEN Centre is reporting that according to Latvian newspapers of 16 April 1999, journalist Tatyana Chaladze, who was arrested on 12 March to face trial on charges of defamation, was acquitted and freed from detention on 15 April. **Updates IFEX alert of 23 March 1999**