Expulsion of Two Russian Journalists from Latvia

Update: 02 Feb 2018 State replied
Year 05 Jan 2018 Country Latvia Category E. Other acts having chilling effects on media freedom Source of threat State Partner EFJ/IFJ Alert level Level 2
05 Jan 2018 Latvia E. Other acts having chilling effects on media freedom State EFJ/IFJ Level 2

On 4 January 2018, the journalist Olga Kurlaeva, who works for the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK, was reportedly detained by Latvian law enforcement representatives and deported from the country. According to VGTRK, Olga Kurlaeva has been accused of representing a threat to Latvia’s national security. Two days previously, on 2 January 2018, her husband Anatoliy Kurlaev, who works for the Russian TVC State-owned television channel, was also deported from Latvia.

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New 07 Feb 2018 : Response of the Republic of Latvia


05 Jan 2018 : OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media expresses concern regarding expulsion of Russian journalist Olga Kurlaeva from Latvia
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