02 Feb 2018 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 05 Jan 2018 n° 2/2018 Latvia

Expulsion of Two Russian Journalists from Latvia

Source of threatState
CategoryOther acts having chilling effects on media freedom
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
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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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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