Posts tagged as freedom of speech

Freedom of speech as a threat to national security of the Baltic States

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, February 8, 2021

Freedom of speech is one of the basic democratic values. Media Freedom, Freedom of Opinion and Expression are fundamental principles of democratic society. Citizens of any country have the right to receive information from alternative sources. It is important that journalists in any country have the opportunity to do their job without fear of interference from the authorities. Unfortunately, technologies to suppress dissent are currently being used in Europe. In…

Attempt on LRT’s independence poses threat to freedom of speech, Lithuanian president says

Friday, October 12, 2018

An attempt on Lithuania’s national broadcaster LRT’s independence poses threat to the freedom of speech, President Dalia Grybauskaite says. “An attempt on the independence of the national broadcaster and attempts to politicize its activity pose threat to the freedom of speech and democracy as well as Lithuania’s international image,” the president told BNS Lithuania via her press service. Her statement came in response to the findings of an ad-hoc parliamentary…