With the complicated security context and up-coming Presidential and Parliamentary elections, how well Ukraine is balancing its domestic policy priorities with maintaining a good pace for the required reforms to stay closer to the EU? Follow live #RigaConf17 September 29, 19:00 (+3 GMT) at www.rigaconference.lv
We have a pleasure to invite you for an open screening of a documentary portrait of Boris Nemtsov directed by his friend, journalist and Vice Chairman of the democratic movement "Open Russia" Mr Vladimir Kara-Murza. Screening will take place on September 29, at 11:30, cinema K.Suns and will be followed by the discussion with Mr Vladimir Kara Murza. Event hosted by: LATO and Centre for East European Policy Studies. Supported by: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Latvia. Register here: www.rigaconference.lv/film_screening_and_discussion
"The west is failing to get to grips with #Russian #hacking and #fakenews, the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has said.
Speaking on a visit to London, #Rinkēvičs said there was increasing evidence that Russia was automating disinformation on social media. Pointing to new #Nato-sponsored research showing more than five times the number of Russian language tweets sent in Latvia concerning #Nato came from bots, instead of from individuals. The figure in Estonia was nine times as many. He described the tactic as ”very systematic and a new way to spread propaganda amongst young people”.