Information operations · Information Warfare · Latvia · Russia

Latvia bans broadcasts of channel RTR-Russia for inciting hatred towards Ukrainians


The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia or NEPLP has restricted the Russian television channel RTR-Russia from broadcasting in the country for three months. As Latvian news agency Leta reports, Latvian authorities found incitement to hatred toward Ukrainians was found in their programs. The agency found hate speech against the Ukrainian government in the program “Evening with Vladimir… Continue reading Latvia bans broadcasts of channel RTR-Russia for inciting hatred towards Ukrainians

Information operations · Information Warfare · Latvia · Russia · Target Audience Analysis

Radioactive Russian propaganda. How does it work in Latvian society?


This is a fairly good but also fairly shallow Target Audience Analysis (TAA) of Latvia. What works in Latvia may not work elsewhere because of the unique environment within Latvia. A real TAA would much more detailed, but that’s a subject for another blog. I wish I could read the entire report.  </end editorial> Сигита… Continue reading Radioactive Russian propaganda. How does it work in Latvian society?

Estonia · Finland · Information operations · Information Warfare · Latvia · Russia

Russian Military Jets And Warplanes Alarm Latvia, Estonia, And Finland, As Europe Prepares For Potential Attack


Russian Military Jets And Warplanes Alarm Latvia, Estonia, And Finland, As Europe Prepares For Potential Attack Russia’s air force sent seven military jets zooming past Latvia Tuesday, before forces in Estonia and Finland scrambled to intercept three Russian warplanes further north in the Baltic Sea. In different incidents, Latvia’s armed forces reported observing two Russian Su-34 fighter… Continue reading Russian Military Jets And Warplanes Alarm Latvia, Estonia, And Finland, As Europe Prepares For Potential Attack

Latvia · NATO · NATO StratCom COE · Russia · Strategic Communications

Latvia’s fortress think tank


NATO’s strategic communication center isn’t a spy station. Some Latvians wouldn’t mind if it was. By GORDON F. SANDER 3/16/17, 4:00 AM CET Updated 3/16/17, 8:40 AM CET RIGA, Latvia — For a think tank, StratCom, NATO’s Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, with its piked gate and guardhouse, looks more like a fortress. During the Soviet… Continue reading Latvia’s fortress think tank

CounterPropaganda · Estonia · Information Warfare · Latvia · Lithuania · Russia

Baltic news agencies unexpectedly cease co-operation with Sputnik


This article by RT illustrates a new Western counter-propaganda effort, and RT is actually acting insulted.   “A private, not a state-run news agency is unlikely to reject quite an important client,” a spokesperson for Sputnik Latvia told RIA Novosti.  How exactly Sputnik is such an important client is not qualified, it’s almost difficult to keep… Continue reading Baltic news agencies unexpectedly cease co-operation with Sputnik

#RussiaFail · Baltics · Estonia · Latvia · Lithuania

Baltics threaten to unplug Russian region


Russia had to have known the repercussions of their aggression. No? Russia, chessmasters no more. “Meanwhile, Moscow complains that its interests are being disregarded.”  Really?  Orly? Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia trying to shift their systems towards the European model. By ANCA GURZU 11/4/15, 7:39 PM CET Updated 11/4/15, 7:56 PM CET The three Baltic republics… Continue reading Baltics threaten to unplug Russian region

Latvia · Russia

RT denied permission to open Latvian subsidiary


Wonderful news and one that should be followed in every country intimidated by Russia. Counter-propaganda should include denying pervasive propaganda sponsored programs from countries actively seeking to use propaganda for political gain. Yes, this is an encroachment on freedom of the press, but limiting state-sponsored, certified propaganda should be justification. Any and all countries targeted… Continue reading RT denied permission to open Latvian subsidiary