The Latvian Association of Journalists, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Latvia in cooperation with the Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga, invites to the discussion forum “Journalism Practice in Latvia: Access to Information and Dealing with the Requests to Retract News in Case of Honor Offence”.
The author of the study, Mārtiņš Pričins, will talk about the experience of journalists in connection with the requests to retract information and legal aspects of this topic.
Klinta Ločmele will present the study on journalists’ real life experience when trying to access the information in Latvia as well as cases when state or local government institutions do not provide or deliberately delay providing information, thus influencing the work of journalists and hindering the audience’s access to public information.
13:00 – 13:02 Opening words by Sanita Jemberga
13:02 – 13:05 Welcome from Lieske de Krijger (Deputy Head Of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Latvia)
13:05 – 13:20 Research on journalists’ legal protection (Mārtiņš Pričins)
13:20 – 13:40 Research on information accessibility (Klinta Ločmele)
13:40 – 13:50 Leon Willems, Director of Free Press Unlimited
13:50 – 14:00 Bas van Beek, Co-founder and Investigative Reporter at Platform Authentic Journalism
14:00 – 14:10 QA to Leon Willems and Bas van Beek
14:10 – 14:15 break
14:15 – 14:55 Discussion: Arta Ģiga, Guntis Bojārs, Vita Anda Tērauda
14:55 – 15:00 Close
PhD candidate in communication science, lecturer at the University of Latvia and Vidzeme University College. Mārtiņš was also a coordinator of the international project “European Elections Monitoring Center” in Latvia and a researcher, currently a participant of the Latvian Science Council project “Risks of Democracy Caused by Disinformation and Conspiracy: Reviewing the Latvian Experience”.
Doctor of Communication Science, researcher at the Advenced Social and Political Research Institute of the University of Latvia. Lecturer of study courses on Latvian media environment, media literacy, communication theory and practice at the University of Latvia, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and Turība University. Manager of media literacy projects. From 2015 to 2019, she worked in the Media Policy Division of the Ministry of Culture.
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