Crimean Tatar activists appeal to the public in Riga

On May 10, 2018, on the eve of the Day of Remembrance of the Crimean Tatar Genocide Victims, which is also celebrated as the Day of the struggle for the rights of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian Crimean Tatar activists visited Riga for one evening. Former political prisoner, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the…


A. Grigorievs gives lecture in Kiev on Russian mythology

Alex Grigorievs, BBSA Vice Chair of the Board, delivering a lecture “Latvian Reality and Russian Mythology” at Kyiv Technical University, Kyiv, Ukraine on February 22, 2018. The lecture was devoted to Russian fake news campaign against Latvia.



Young Journalism Prize in Moldova for Revealing Propaganda

On September 27, an award ceremony was organized in Chisinau, Moldova in cooperation with the Investigative Journalism Centre (IJC) for the young journalists in order to award the best investigations. A competent jury (Ms Sarmite Elerte, Chairperson of the Board; Dr Alex Grigorievs, Vice-chair of the Board; Ina Prisacariu – Strategic Development Officer, IJC; Vladimir Thoric – Editor, RISE Moldova; Valentina Enache – lecturer at the University of European Studies) carefully analyzed the investigations.


Young Georgian Journalism Prize In Revealing Propaganda

The competition for the best student story on revealing propaganda found it’s winners and contributors. According to the independent jury, two stories were awarded with 200 Euro prizes and appointed as the best works: Modern Cold War: Russian Propaganda in Georgia produced by Ekaterine Kharbedia and Tatia Shaishmelashvili and Georgia in the Footsteps of Russian Propaganda, by Mariam Geliashvili.  All other participants were honored with  money prize awards in an amount of 50 Euro.


Alex Grigorievs speaks on current perspectives of Ukraine

In August Mr Alex Grigorievs, Vice-chairman of the Board visited Ukraine to meet with BBSA partners about possible future cooperation. During his business trip A. Grigorievs gave interviews on several Ukrainien media on current state of affairs and future perspetvies.   What needs to change in the governance of the Ukraine and in the country…


Alex Grigoriev discusses challenges in media field in Moldova

On July 26, at the invitation of Andrian Kandu, Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, BBSA Vice Chair of the Board Alex Grigorievs participated in the public hearing “Challenges of the media field in the Republic of Moldova – Propaganda and local production” at Moldova’s Parliament.


First Summer Programme for Undergraduate Students Concludes

On 31st August the first “Summer Programme for Undergraduate Students from Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine 2015” concluded after more than 75 youngsters were lectured by The Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičš, the Director of NATO Stratcom Centre of Excellence, Jānis Sārts, Ukrainian ambassador to Latvia, Yevgen Perebyinis,  and Member of Saeima, Lolita Čīgāne among others.