Survey shows that public service media are considered a cultural institution (culturally significant for Latvia). There are, however, quite mixed sentiments about their political role (contribution of public media to democracy). This has largely been caused by a rather long history of distrust between society and political elite. In other words, sentiments expressed by respondents are indicative not so much of bad image of public media as a force that strengthens democracy but rather a reflection of people being disgruntled about how democracy works in Latvia.
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Westphalia Peace Prize Scholarship for young journalists 2020
Baiba Kļava receives the second Westphalia Peace Prize Scholarship for young journalists
Grants programme 2020
The Baltic Independent Media Programme seeks to strengthen media outlets’ current offering and help them expand into new areas of activity.
Study into audience of the Latvian Television and Latvian Radio
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