Latvia intends to limit Russian-language TV broadcasting

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After considering the draft amendments to the law on electronic media, the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, called on the Seimas Human Rights and Public Affairs Commission to amend it additionally “in order to strengthen Latvia’s information space”. It was reported by the press service of the President of Latvia.

Mr. Levits proposes to amend the law on electronic media to strengthen broadcasting in Latvia in the official languages ​​of the EU and the European Economic Area, thereby limiting the proportion of Russian-language television programs.

According to the president, the law on electronic media should stipulate requirements for the services provided by the internet companies.

The proposed addition to the law on electronic media, according to Levits, “would solve an old-known problem that could not be effectively eliminated by other mechanisms until now.”

As The Journaist reported, U.S. extends sanctions against Russia because of annexation of Crimea and activity in Donbas.

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