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…Details
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.
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.Details
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.Details
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…Details
To encourage the development of investigative journalism and to decrease the spread of anti-liberal narratives in Georgia and Moldova educational seminars for journalism student were organized on April 26 in Chisinau, Moldova and on April 28 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The seminars were organized in partnership with BBSA-Georgia and Independent Journalism Center in Moldova.Details
On January 27, experts from Georgia, Moldova, Czech Republic and the Baltic met to map out the problems existing in Moldova and Georgia regarding the growing illiberal and anti-Western movemenents, sentiments, and propaganda.Details
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.Details
The policy paper was drafted based on the workshop held in September 12, 2014 in Riga, Latvia.Details
During the presentations of the media policy paper abroad, Vice-chairperson of the Board Vita Terauda visited Tbilisi, Georgia on April 22, 2015 to discuss the recommendations in the context of Georgian media environment.Details
On March 30, 2015 the Chairperson of the Board Ms Sarmite Elerte visited Ukraine to present the findings of the media policy recommendations “Responding to Russia’s Weaponization of Information”.Details
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.Details
From 27th till 31st August, guest house “Rakari” in the Salacgrīva county will welcome the first “Summer Programme for Undergraduate Students from Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine 2015”, where more than 70 students will discuss current issues in defence and foreign policy with various experts.Details
On May 21 the Baltic to Black Sea Alliance in cooperation with National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) organized a public discussion “Possibilities for Public Media to Reach Russian Speaking Audience”.