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Latvia, Lithuania ban Russian state TV broadcasts
Miami Herald ^ | April 7, 2014 | AP

Posted on 04/07/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Latvia is joining Lithuania in banning Russian state television broadcasts because it found that several programs about the Ukraine crisis were tendentious and not in the Baltic nation's security interests.

Latvian media council spokeswoman Sanita Blomniece told the AP on Monday that a three-month suspension of RTR Rossiya broadcasts will begin April 8.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: estonia; europeanunion; latvia; lithuania; nato; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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(Reuters) - Lithuania banned broadcasts of a Russian TV channel for three months on Friday for showing a film that authorities said lied about events in 1991, when the Soviet army tried unsuccessfully to remove its pro-independence government.

Tensions between the Baltic states, including Lithuania, and Russia have risen since the Ukraine crisis. The former Soviet republics fear Moscow is trying to destabilize their region, which like Crimea also has large Russia-speaking minorities.

A Lithuanian court upheld a move by a media watchdog to suspend the Gazprom-owned NTV Mir after it broadcast the movie this month, on the eve of the 24th anniversary of Lithuania's declaration of independence from Soviet Union.

"The movie intentionally spread lies about events in Lithuania on January 13, 1991 ... mocking the Lithuanian people and scorning the memory of the fighters for Lithuanian freedom," Lithuania's broadcast watchdog, which asked for the ban, said in a statement.

In January 1991, 13 civilians were killed in Vilnius as the Soviet army stormed a TV tower and the headquarters of the TV station.


1 posted on 04/07/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

NATO countries seem to be growing adverse to free speech.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 8:17:07 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

No, just Russian propaganda.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Good. Now kick out russian hordes.
4 posted on 04/07/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: mac_truck
NATO countries seem to be growing adverse to free speech.

Foreign propaganda doesn't fall under free speech.

Let's consider Mexico transmitting incitement into the U.S. Would it be an abridgment of free speech to jam them?

5 posted on 04/07/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

The Putin Doctrine certainly makes the case for ethnic cleansing. Along the lines of the Beneš decrees against the Sudeten Germans


6 posted on 04/07/2014 8:30:22 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: SampleMan

Have you see anything from Spanish-language media in the last, oh, 30 years?


7 posted on 04/07/2014 8:35:24 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Yea, that’s probably a good point.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 8:47:54 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 1rudeboy.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dangus; SampleMan

Never heard of Univision?


10 posted on 04/07/2014 8:58:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 1rudeboy

Uh-oh. Just gave Vlad his excuse.

But that’s OK, our intrepid SecState will tsk-tsk him until he comes to his senses. After all, NOBODY wants to be considered 19th century.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 8:59:12 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: SampleMan
Foreign propaganda doesn't fall under free speech.

...and who decides what is 'foreign propaganda' and what isn't?

Are Dinesh D'Souza movies 'foreign propaganda'?

12 posted on 04/07/2014 9:06:24 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Walrus

Vlad doesn’t need an excuse. He’d make one up if he needs one.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 9:23:10 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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